Thursday, June 1, 2017

Regular stretching before exercise

Stretching does many things for the body. It increases the elasticity of soft tissue and decreases your chance for injury by making your body more flexible. It is best to do a proper warm-up before stretching. You can jog for 5-10 minutes to warm up your muscles. New research has shown that a dynamic stretching protocol prior to exercise is best. Dynamic protocols are a way to move in a functional way. For this type of warm-up you need progressive, continuous movements such as high knees, butt kicks, lunges, forward and lateral movements, skips, and any change of direction exercises.
 
  Cross training is a great way to loose weight. Your body gets used to doing the same thing everyday. It needs a change. If you do the same workouts your body will adapt and no longer be affected by what you are doing. Change is essential to overall fitness and health. When you are doing something you enjoy, and something different it is easier to keep up a routine because boredom is not as much of a problem. Overall, cross training helps to prevent injuries, burnout, and exhaustion, while at the same time improving strength, fitness, mental and physical health, and happiness.
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