Usually I feel like exercising is a big waste of time. It’s probably because I feel like I could be doing something else during that time. It’s doubly true because I’ve stopped exercising to lose weight. (Exercising — alone — to lose weight doesn’t really work because diet determines at least 50% of your weight loss endeavor, and I haven’t wanted to diet for a while.)
But recently, I’ve noticed that when I do go to the gym and spend a lot of time stretching and doing prehab work, I just feel so much better. I’ve been feeling some significant neck and back pain, and an hour of stretching and ball exercises really loosens up the knots in my back.
So if you’re feeling tight in the back, have a stiff neck and so on, why not try stretching for half an hour? Your body may thank you.