The Industrial Athlete and FlexibilityJohn Amtmann1* and Sophie Hegg2
- Corresponding Author:
- John Amtmann
Applied Health and Safety Science
Montana Tech, USA
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Received date: December 12, 2016; Accepted date: March 08, 2016; Published date: March 15, 2016
Citation: Amtmann J, Hegg S (2016) The Industrial Athlete and Flexibility. Primary Health Care 6:220. doi:10.4172/2167-1079.1000220
Copyright: © 2016 Amtmann J, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Abstract: Prevention of health and medical problems requires the ability to look further into the future than the average American is used to, but it’s worth it. Flexibility is a basic component of health and fitness that may be part of the overall recipe required to prevent injuries such as sprains and strains, and can help to alleviate muscle soreness common in the American worker. Working Americans should be thought of as industrial athletes, and flexibility exercises may reduce the likelihood of injury to muscle tendon units. Along with the possibility of reducing the occurrence of injury, properly performed stretching exercises may help to relieve low back pain, muscular cramps, and muscular soreness and reduce stress.