Stretching

Stretching before and after physical activity can help keep muscles from becoming excessively tight, reducing the risk of cramping, injury, and soreness. Plus stretching can increase flexibility, so it’s a great way to improve athletic performance. Find out more here:

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Despite what we learned in middle school gym class, static or “cold” stretching before a workout doesn’t help athletic performance.
Ready to hit the gym? Might want to skip the static stretching beforehand. New research contributes to an already impressive collection of data showing holding those muscles before a workout is a surefire way to hurt performance.

Stuck at the office all day? Here are six stretches to loosen the muscles made most stiff by sitting.

Stuck at a desk all day? Here are six stretches to loosen the muscles made most stiff by sitting.

GUEST POST: Chris Beardsley of Strength and Conditioning Research summarizes some of the latest, most exciting findings in health and fitness research — and what they mean to you.

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To stretch or not to stretch? How? And for how long? Read on to get to the bottom of the most common stretching myths.

Ready, set — wait, what about the warm-up? Before the whistle blows, there are a few dos and don’ts to gearing the body up for exercise.

Who says you can't do yoga on a plane, bus, or train? Here are 10 yoga poses you can squeeze in just about anywhere. So pack the sanitizer, and start practicing the moves in this travel-friendly infographic.

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GUEST POST: Chris Beardsley of Strength and Conditioning Research summarizes some of the latest, most exciting findings in health and fitness research — and what they mean to you.

Stuck at a desk all day? Here are six stretches to loosen the muscles made most stiff by sitting.

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