Stretching Articles

Neck pain: “The 6 pilates stretches and exercises that eased my neck aches”

Writer: FLORIE MWANZA | Outlet: Strong Women ----> The culprits behind niggling neck and back pains are so varied that it can be hard to pinpoint an exact cause. But, according to Phyllis Woodfine, an osteopath of 30 years, common causes include: “static postures such as sitting at a desk for long periods of time, and repetitive actions such as heavy lifting without stretching, and doing something continually on one side.”
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7 Butt Stretches To Do After You've Been Sitting For Too Long

Writer: KATHLEEN FERRARO | Outlet: Bustle ----> Ever since quarantine began, the world has been doing a lot of sitting. Between a year of commuting between your desk chair to the couch and then bed, you can say the glutes have been through quite the wringer. This is why it’s important to move through some butt stretches to revive the stiffness that comes from sitting for long periods of time.
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If you're over 50, you need to stretch to stay active and lose weight

Writer: MATT EVANS Outlet: Fit and Well ----> If you're over 50, weight loss can be a challenge. As your body ages, you might struggle when searching for the best exercises for weight loss, as they contain lots of dynamic, high-impact exercises that might challenge your joints and range of motion. With a generally lower metabolism and stiffening muscles, it can become quite hard to stay active. Of course, if you're not active, you're not burning many calories, leading to weight gain, further muscular atrophy and a sedentary lifestyle. 
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Stretching Each Day Is the Healthiest Habit You Can Commit to in 2021

Outlet: YahooLife

Original Post: https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/why-stretching-day-healthiest-habit-174200970.html

Just a few minutes of dynamic stretching - which involves mimicking movements of a sport or activity - can increase blood flow, giving your brain a boost and helping you shake off a mid afternoon slump, says Rachel Tavel, P.T., D.P.T., C.S.C.S.

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3 Stretches You Should Always Do After a Run to Help Ease IT Band Pain

Writer: COLLEN TRAVERS | Outlet: PopSugar ----> Running is a great workout, but it can also be tough on your joints, especially if you aren't diligent about warming up before a run and cooling down after. In fact, if you find yourself skipping the stretches postrun, you may notice pain on the outside of your knee, sometimes referred to as runner's knee. This pain often stems from the iliotibial (IT) band.
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The One Stretch Olympic Gymnast Gabby Douglas Does Every Day Is Also One of the Easiest

Writer: ZOE WEINER | Outlet: Well and Good ----> On a normal day of training, Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas spends up to six and a half hours in the gym. And with that much grueling work on her body, you better believe that her muscles are tight by the time she heads home for the evening—which is why she considers stretching to be just as important a part of her routine as the twisting and tumbling she does on a daily basis.
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