You have been dipping your toes back into exercising and have been told “be sure to stretch before exercising” and “no, you don’t need to stretch before exercising.” So which is it? Research For years experts said that stretching will decrease the risk of injury, prevent soreness and improve performance. Researchers, in the meantime, studied […]
To Stretch or Not to Stretch?
You hear the fitness tip all the time “stretch before you exercise or physical therapy?” But should you? To stretch or not to stretch, that is the question… and the answer is yes. The American College of Sports Medicine recommends stretching every major muscle group a few times a week and before any exercise. They […]