Get the Most from Your Veggies:
Stretching Improves Nutrient Absorption and Longevity

Want to get the most value out of the healthy local foods you buy at our markets? Stretching your mussels and working your joints improves blood circulation. You blood carries nutrients and oxygen to your cells. The better the blood flow, the more nutrients your cells are able to absorb.

Nutrients and oxygen are what your cells use to produce heat. If you frequently get cold fingers and toes, you will most likely see improvement by stretching often.

You don’t need to sign up for a stretching class to keep in good shape. You can practice mini stretches anytime, anywhere. It’s simple, just try to work the full motion of each joint every day. Your legs, your feet, arms, hands, back, neck etc. Anything you don’t want to get “rusted up” should be worked to the best of your ability.

Stretching activates muscle fibers and, in a sense, realigns all the tubing and wiring in your body to keep it from getting kinked and frayed. The real benefits of stretching go far beyond that but are more technical than one needs to think about everyday.

If you are not accustomed to stretching, it may take a while to establish a regiment. If the idea is really foreign to you, a yoga class might be a good place to start. However, your goal should be to find a way to stretch all your muscles and joints everyday without the requirement of external influences like classes or equipment. Doing a simple daily stretching routine, like brushing your teeth, can make vast improvements in your life.

Having more energy, less aches and pains, and increased vitality are frequent claims by those who discover this simple technique in life.

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