They say that “motion is life,” without enough movement or physical activity you may threaten your health. Some of these threats are high blood pressure, headaches, a lack of energy, weight gain, stress, arthritis and a terrible spine. If a muscles first responsibility is to move your joints, then they’d better be functioning like their supposed to. A muscle must be at the proper resting length for it not to put stress on your structure. A tight, short muscle is a muscle that is in contraction, is working too hard, and is TRYING TO MOVE YOUR JOINTS. Repetitive use, tension, fatigue, and injury make our muscles shorter and tighter over time. This constant strain on your structure and will lead to pain, degeneration and arthritis. If there is a first step to spinal health it would be to STRETCH! Which muscle will you stretch first?