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BH4BP #65 – The Truth About Stretching

Photo by lululemon athletica via Flickr

Photo by lululemon athletica via Flickr

Many people believe that stretching before and after a workout prevents injuries and minimizes muscle soreness. That’s because the recommendation used to be to stretch before and after exercise.  In recent years, these commonly held beliefs have come under scrutiny and the recommendations have changed.  So, today my goal is to help you understand what stretching can and can’t do for you, when you should do it and give you some tips on how to start a general stretching program.

Some references I used while researching this show are the The New Wellness Encyclopedia, US News and the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine.

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  1. Maria Isabel says:

    I am glad that you talked about stretching after exercising. You also reinforced that the exercises that I do are OK. Thanks

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