Stretching For Fitness

Many of us neglect stretching in our fitness plans. So, here is an easily manageable plan to get started. Remember, do not stretch cold muscles (make sure the are warmed up first). PLEASE CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE STARTING ANY EXERCISE PROGRAM.

https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/stretching-the-new-mobility-protection

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Flexibility: Key To Better Fitness

Many of us either neglect stretching, or we do it wrong. Dynamic stretching (e.g., jumping jacks, etc.) should be done before exercise or physical activities to prepare the muscles. Static stretching (e.g., touching our toes, etc.) should be reserved for after exercise or physical activities. Do not skip the stretching. See details in the link below.

Young smiling friends doing stretching exercises on a bench in the park and talking to each other.

http://blog.nasm.org/certified-personal-trainer/training-relevance-of-flexibility/

Get to the Core of the Matter

The body’s core is at the center of our physical world. If our core is unconditioned, we cannot adequately condition any other portion of our bodies. Here are some useful tips to fire our core. PLEASE CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE BEGINNING ANY EXERCISE PROGRAM.

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http://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/core-exercise-workout-12-tips-for-exercising-safely-and-effectively

Total Fitness: Don’t Forget Strength and Flexibility

Cardiovascular training is vital to our quest for a healthy heart. But we also need a healthy body that will adequately support our activities of daily life. For those engaged in only cardio programs, consider incorporating these simple strength building additives.

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http://www.cooperinstitute.org/2016/01/28/theres-more-to-workouts-than-just-cardio