Why should you stretch? Here is one benefit: preventing injury. The doctors at the New Jersey Podiatric Physicians & Surgeons Group encourage patients to stay on top of this important step. A pre-workout routine is one of the best ways to protect your muscles and joints from injuries, such as an ankle sprain or Achilles tendonitis. While a common misconception is that stretching is for people who are new to exercise, here are three reasons to make a change:

Improve your workout

A proper pre-workout routine allows your body to prepare for what’s coming. In short, you get an opportunity to warm up without harming your body. When it’s time to kick things up a notch for your official workout, you are already in gear.

Stretch out the stress

Who says that a high-intensity workout is the only way to relieve your stress? A dedicated time of calm is also a proven way to lower your stress level. We love how you don’t need equipment to loosen your body. We encourage our patients to switch to this relaxation technique at any time – at work, at home, or even on vacation.

Bring on the health benefits

We care about your foot health, and we care about your overall health, too! Stretching can help to lower your blood pressure and also your heart rate. A good stretch can also help to improve mobility as you get older.

At the New Jersey Podiatric Physicians & Surgeons Group, there are almost 30 foot and ankle surgeons, podiatrists, and doctors. With more than 30 locations, from Newark, NJ, to Cape May, NJ, we value convenience and excellent service for our patients. We offer compassionate, cutting-edge care across our network, and we specialize in treating the following conditions: ankle and sports injuries, heel pain and plantar fasciitis, bunionshammertoescorns and callusesingrown toenailsdiabetic foot care complicationschildren’s foot problems, skin conditions of the feet, and fungal nails. Our group is among the best foot and ankle providers in the country. To schedule an appointment, first find a podiatrist in your area.