Personally, I see it as a treat after my walks and strength training. It is a way to tell my body that the tough stuff is over and I can relax now.
Although there are different thoughts on when is the best time to stretch, I’ve found stretching feels best immediately following exercise. Stretching is one of my favourite parts after a strenuous workout. My calves and hamstrings appreciate being stretched “back to normal” after a vigorous walk.
Keep in mind that when you stretch, it is important to make sure that your muscles are warm. Stretching is not “warming up”. You must first warm up with slow, rhythmic movements before you stretch a muscle. Stretching while muscles are cold may sprain or tear them. Your muscles and tendons need to be lubricated and warm.
Blessings on the road to health!