Why do we stretch?

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We stretch because stretching decreases muscle stiffness and increases range of motion. In addition, stretching helps to relieve post-exercise aches and pains after a hard workout. Stretching also improves coordination between the joints and muscles of the body.
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We stretch before we exercise because ti helps to prevent injury. Pulled muscles are very painful and stretching is a great way to prevent them.
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