Have you been stretching before and after workouts? Let’s make sure you’re doing it correctly.
Performing static stretches — where you’re stretching a muscle or group of muscles to its farthest point and then maintaining that position — before a workout can actually do more damage than good, especially if you play sports. So only do them after your workout while cooling down.
The best way to limber up before a sweat session is to perform dynamic stretches — controlled leg and arm swings that gently take you to the limits of your range of motion — immediately following a five- to 10-minute warmup.
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Looking for a delicious, yet nutritious snack? How about this recipe for walnut-blueberry oatmeal energy bites. Grab one before a workout or if you need a healthy quick snack on the go.
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