You Bet! Stretching is as important as cardio
Flexibility exercises are just as important as cardio, strength and power training. . . . Regular stretching helps increase your range of motion in the joints, improves blood circulation and posture and alleviates muscular tension throughout the body. In addition, it enhances athletic performance and may reduce the risk of injury. Furthermore, stretching also boosts nutrition supply to the muscles. . . . “When you stretch, you’re improving blood flow in the body and, in turn, circulating more nutrients throughout the body. . . . Stretching also improves your mental state, as it reduces stress and releases tension.