Thursday, January 10, 2013

Stretching: Focus on flexibility - MayoClinic.com

Stretching
Stretching (Photo credit: hosieo)
Stretching: Focus on flexibility - MayoClinic.com: "Stretching may take a back seat to your exercise routine. You may think that stretching your hamstrings and calves is just something to be done if you have a few extra minutes before or after pounding out some miles on the treadmill. The main concern is exercising, not stretching, right? Not so fast. Although studies about the benefits of stretching are mixed, stretching may help you improve your flexibility, which in turn may improve your athletic performance and decrease your risk of injury. Understand why stretching can help — and how to stretch correctly."

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