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Wednesday, February 21, 2018
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FitnessU: Stretching it

Rate this article and enter to winStretching: It’s an important part of any fitness routine, research shows. Obvs, you might think. But really, it’s important to take stretching (before and after a workout) seriously....
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Ask the trainer: How long to stretch

“How long should I stretch?”—Allison, Carrollton, Georgia This is an intriguing question! Believe it or not, stretching has been a topic of debate in recent years. Stretching is linked to flexibility, performance, and injury...
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Advanced sequence

%CODE1%This video accompanying this stretching routine shows examples of various stretches that are beneficial to an athlete or person in training. This is particularly useful for those who regularly engage in intense physical activities...
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Static stretches

%CODE1%Chest stretch:Stand with your feet hip-width apart and clasp your hands behind your back. Gently straighten your elbows and lift your arms up to a comfortable position where you can breathe into the stretch....
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How to stretch your way to better sleep

Rate this article and enter to winJust as you crawl into bed you remember that you forgot to finish your math homework (now you’ll need to wake up early to do it). Then you...
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Study break routine

%CODE1%Directions: Do a series of stretches before working out. Hold each for 10 to 15 seconds. Begin by stretching out your side by extending your arms over your head and to the side. Bring...
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Ask the trainer: How long to stretch before a workout to prepare muscles

“How long should I stretch before a workout to prepare my muscles?”—Allison, Carrollton, Georgia Allison,This is an intriguing question! Believe it or not, stretching has been a topic of debate in recent years. Stretching...
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Stretching for better sleep

Stretching is an easy way to unwind from the day and get your body and mind in the mood for sleep. Here are 4 stretches to help you relax: Forward Bend: Elongates the back,...