Usually within two or three weeks of faithfully exercising, I have to stop and rest some sort of injury - a tweaked knee, a foot I can't put weight on - something that keeps me from exercising. Since December, I have been stretching at the end of EVERY workout session, so far, I am injury free. I am sore and feeling muscles and stuff, but I have not strand anything to the point that I can not work out. I never realized how important stretching is to your total workout.
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I have incorporated stretching into my daily route of cleaning. When I go to make the beds I place my legs one at a time up on our bed and stretch. As I go through the day I stretch while doing my daily chores, when vacuuming I stretch my sides, reach for the stars or cob webs! Be creative STRETCH!
I throw in exercise at work wherever I can. A desk job doesn't permit much movement so in addition to Coach Nicoles exercises at your desk I have added the following: Jumping Jacks at the copier or while waiting for anyone or anything. Squats work also at the copier/fax. Use the stairs and get up and go to the persons office, don't use the phone or email. Lunges and squats while on the phone.
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