beginning runner it is important to recover by stretching after a run. One
reason I run is that I am impatient. Running is the quickest way I can think of
to get in a good workout. I have learned, however, that if I want to keep
running, today and for years to come, I have to settle down and take time to
stretch. When I neglect to incorporate stretching into my running and recovery
I risk injury and an injury is sure to slow me down!
research suggests that stretching should be done AFTER a workout when the muscles
are warmed up. So avoid the temptation to flop in a chair immediately after
your run. Take some time to cool down and stretch. You will be less likely to sustain running
injuries and your muscles will thank you. Do you have a recovery tip that helps keep you healthy and on the move? Please share it in the comments below.
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