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Photos of 11 Stretching Cats That Will Make You Smile

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When it comes to stretching, cats are the masters to learn from. The cat is a lesson in how frequent stretching improves balance and flexibility.
Cats put their heart and soul into their stretches! It's clear they know the many benefits of stretching.
For instance, stretching:

  • Keeps  joints lubricated with synovial fluid (which protects cartilage and keeps you limber)
  • Increases blood flow (bringing essential nutrients into the muscles)
  • Improves balance
  • Helps you stay alert and refreshed all day long.
  • Plus all that stretching relaxes you - which makes for a great cat nap!

It's clear we should take a lesson in stretching from our feline friends.
The best thing about stretching is that you don't have to be a jock to start a healthy stretching routine. It's all about getting some gentle movement into your day. So we thought we'd bring you a little stretching inspiration - cute cats doing what they do best.
Whether you're new to stretching (or you're a full-on yogi), these eleven kitties are sure to put a smile on your face and inspire you to get your stretch on.
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[caption id="attachment_289" align="alignleft" width="1024"]two cats stretching Photo by Ryan McGuire on Stocksnap.io[/caption]
 
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[caption id="attachment_290" align="alignleft" width="1024"]A sleeping cat stretches 2. Sleepy Stretcher[/caption]
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[caption id="attachment_291" align="alignleft" width="1024"]A cat on a table stretches 3. Cat pose done right[/caption]
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[caption id="attachment_292" align="alignleft" width="1024"] 4. The fish was THIS big![/caption]
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[caption id="attachment_293" align="alignleft" width="1024"]Cat jumps into the air and does a backflip 5. The backflip stretch (don't try this at home, people)[/caption]
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[caption id="attachment_294" align="alignleft" width="1024"]Two kittens play fight with each other 6. The sparring stretch[/caption]
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[caption id="attachment_295" align="alignleft" width="1024"]An orange cat runs with his tail in the air 7. Full flight stretch[/caption]
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[caption id="attachment_296" align="alignleft" width="1024"]A cat looks into the distance while stretching 8. The startled stretch Photo by Inge Wallumrod on Stocksnap.io[/caption]
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[caption id="attachment_297" align="alignleft" width="1024"]A calico cat stretches its paws out in front of it 9. The self-satisfied stretch Photo by Zoltan Tasi on Unsplash[/caption]
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[caption id="attachment_298" align="alignleft" width="1024"]A cat stretches out to touch the hand of his owner 10. The ''high-5' stretch Photo by Wang Xi on Unsplash[/caption]
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A cat yawns and stretches at the same time
11. The Yawning Stretcher Photo by Gaelle Marcel on Unsplash

Love to Stretch? We Do Too!

Since you're probably here because you love cats and/or you love to stretch. So why not sign up to get alerts for our upcoming stretching app launch? Coming soon to iTunes and Google Play!
We'll be choosing some lucky subscribers to beta-test and get early access to our We Stretch app.  It creates personalized stretch routines to keep your joints healthy for life - no matter what your age, or fitness level.
Visit: We Stretch to sign up now!