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It’s so important to stretch! After a long run or an intense weight lift, your muscles get tight. You MUST stretch to loosen up your muscles.

Stretching will also release tension in other parts of your body, like your head, back and shoulders. With a simple 2-minute stretch, you can relieve a headache, stress and even alleviate pain in an injured part of the body.

If you’re sitting all day, it’s very important to stretch because your hamstrings, stomach and back, because those parts of the body get very tight when you sit.

I recommend taking a stretch mid-day if you have a job that requires you to sit all day. Head out to the parking lot and stretch! People might look at you like you’re a little crazy, but that’s OK – Your health is more important than someone’s opinion of you. Stretch the muscles that enable your body to function.

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Also, next time you lift weights, try stretching the body part you work during your rest period for 5-7 seconds. The next set will be much easier.

While you’re thinking about it, check out these 12 hamstring stretches for greater flexibility from the dailySpark. Also, iTRAIN has some great downloadable stretching videos, so you can stretch in the comfort of your own home!

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