Is it recommended that you stretch before your workout? Does stretching your muscles before you exercise prevent injury? According to Shape magazine, there is no scientific study that shows stretching before exercise will improve performance or protect your body from injury. They state that stretching increases flexibility, but most injuries occur during normal range of motion. The best way to prepare for your workout and reduce your risk of injury is to warm up. It is important that you increase blood flow to your muscles to prepare them for activity. Warming up also prepares your mind for the workout ahead. Focusing on your exercise and your performance can make a big difference to the intensity of your fitness session. Warming up by moving and getting blood to the working muscles is important, and save your stretching until after the workout.
There are many ways that you can take small steps toward better health, and you can to it - today! Begin by taking small steps to a healthier lifestyle for you and your family. Steps that are simple. Get your friends and family involved in coming up with fun ways to take small steps each and every day. Remember, for adults, getting physically active at least five times a week, for thirty minutes or more, will help lead you toward a happier and healthier lifestyle. For kids, being active an hour a day is a small step towards good health! Eat a healthy diet, avoid harmful substances, and integrate small steps into your life - and soon you will see the positive effects taking place - one day at a time.
☆-::-☆ Five Tips To Keep You Progressing On Your Journey:☆-::-☆
☆ Keep a positive attitude! Always be optimistic and find the good in a negative situation.
☆ Control your inner dialogue! Remember to think, I CAN....not I can't.
☆ Avoid the "blame game". Don't find excuses -- JUST DO IT!
☆ Shift your focus---Good health should be your goal...loss of weight is the gift.
☆ Never Give Up!
.♥ .☆)).*) Make Every Day..........Your Masterpiece!