Healthy Habits, Month 7: Stretch for 15 Minutes Every Day 

How often do you stretch? Aside from a small stretch throughout the day, people often forget to prioritize stretching. Adding just 15 minutes of stretching each day can have many benefits. Stretching can help with 

  • Posture 
  • Mobility 
  • Flexibility 
  • Sleep 
  • Blood flow 
  • Back pain 

The American College of Sports Medicine recommends stretching at least 2-3 times per week. However, Healthline recommends stretching every day for a smaller time. The bottom line: you need to stretch! 

Try stretching when you wake up to get your mind awake, and before bed to relax! There are tons of muscles in your body that need stretches to help them function well. To learn more about different stretches, check out the YMCA 360 link!

Your healthy habits are adding up! So far, you are tracking your progress, incorporating cardio, staying hydrated, cooking from home, resting, and working out with a partner. Now, you should track how many days a week you stretch! Continue to keep track and journal your progress with all your Healthy Habits! 

July 4th Hours 

8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Updated Hours Today

We hope you and your family stayed safe during the storm. We will resume normal operations at all three YMCA of Coastal Carolina center locations at 11 a.m. today. 

  • Thursday, August 31: All three center locations will reopen at 11 a.m.
  • Friday, September 1: All three center locations will be open during normal hours.
 24-hour access will be unavailable to Tidelands Health Georgetown Family YMCA during the times the center is closed but will resume as normal tonight.