Ask your doctor, or just Google it, the importance of stretching for seniors, and you’ll get enthusiastic agreement from experts who say the same thing: stretching is highly beneficial.

in the video aboveAngee Ludwa, a physical therapist with The Giving Tree Collective, broke down a stretching exercise seniors can try at home.

According to the Mayo Clinicstretching can increase your flexibility, which could:

  • Improve your performance in physical activities

  • Reduce your risk of injury

  • Help your joints move through their full range of motion

  • Increase muscle blood flow

  • Allow your muscles to work more effectively

  • Improve your ability to perform daily activities.