Stretching in the heat

BEFORE YOU STRETCH IN A HOT ENVIRONMENT

If you’re in good health, stretching in warm environments is generally safe for you.

However, like with any other type of exercise, you need to be cautious:

✔️Drink a lot of water – before, during and after the class to avoid feeling dizzy

✔️Be mindful of other health conditions – low blood pressure/blood sugar, heart disease, diabetes, anorexia are examples of conditions which make you more vulnerable to the heat

✔️Be very careful if you’re pregnant – consult your doctor before attempting to do any dynamic stretches 

Benefits and THE GOOD NEWS!

If you’ve taken all safety measurements and feel comfortable to stretch in the heat, you can really help your body:

🤸‍♀️ You can stretch more – the heat helps you go deeper and achieve a greater range of motion

🤸‍♀️ Burns more calories – women can burn up to 330 cal and men 460 in a 50-minute stretch session because the body uses more energy to cool you down

🤸‍♀️Improves depression – stretching can improve your mood a lot and ease the symptoms of depression. Especially when it’s nice and warm outside!

🤸‍♀️ Decreases blood glucose levels – regulating the blood sugar is especially helpful for people at risk from Diabetes type 2

🤸‍♀️ Nourishes the skin – when you sweat a lot, you improve your blood circulation, therefore more oxygen reaches your skin. You look more radiant as a result!

 

WANT TO STRETCH WITH US?

Why not to book a private stretching session offline or online!

Private stretch sessions are perfect if you’re looking for targeted or a gentle more tailored approach to helping you achieve your stretch goals. The sessions are tailored specifically to meet your individual needs, whatever they may be, and supporting you on to one. Taking a one-off, or a series of private stretch sessions, is an investment for your personal health and flexibility.