Ask your doctor, of just Google it — the importance of stretching for seniors — and you’ll get a rousing agreement from experts that say the same thing: stretching is so beneficial.

In the video above, Angee Ludwa, a physical therapist with The Giving Tree Collective, broke down a stretching workout that seniors can try at home.

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

  • Improve your performance in physical activities

  • Decrease your risk of injuries

  • Help your joints move through their full range of motion

  • Increase muscle blood flow

  • Enable your muscles to work most effectively

  • Improve your ability to do daily activities

Ask your doctor, of just Google it — the importance of stretching for seniors — and you’ll get a rousing agreement from experts that say the same thing: stretching is so beneficial.