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Stretching is a key component in attaining a fit, healthy, balanced body. For flexibility, a slow and progressive increasing stretch to the point of tension, but not to the point of pain. You can do more harm to yourself than good. Stretching should be done a minimum of 2 – 3 days a week. It is extremely important to gradually increase your body temperature before any type of physical activity. When stretching; hold each stretch for a minimum of 10 – 30 seconds and do 2 – 4 repetitions of each stretch. Be sure to breathe slowly through your nose, raising your chest not your stomach, and exhale from
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Unformatted text preview: your mouth as you ease into each stretch. Your stretching should include your arm muscles, hamstrings, shoulders, chest, back, abdominal muscles and your quadriceps. Stretching helps to improve your posture, reduce muscle tension and fatigue, promote mental relaxation, increase blood supply and oxygen to your muscles. Although, exercising above your threshold can decrease blood flow to your muscles causing muscles spasms and/or painful muscle cramps. So always be safe when entering into a new exercise program....
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This note was uploaded on 01/25/2011 for the course SCI/162 AAGR0OHNS2 taught by Professor Helencole during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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