Walk First, Stretch Later

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Do I walk first or stretch first?

Walk First, Stretch Later

Forget stretching to limber up before your fitness walking. Instead, walk at an easy pace for five or ten minutes until you're warm before kicking into high gear walking for exercise.

When you finish your walking session, do at least three static, not bouncing stretches for 30 seconds on each leg.



2/19/2007 1:55:30 PM
Ellen said:

If you have shin splints, do the toe against the wall stretch so you stretch the back of your leg and the shin splints won't hurt so bad when you first start walking!! The more you do on each side the less it will hurt!

8/22/2007 5:37:04 AM
Kelcy said:

This Might Really Help Me get Stronger!!! Thanks!

8/22/2007 3:36:26 PM
SELINA said:


3/11/2009 2:47:45 PM
Nicholas said:

Yes. It may not be enough time, but much better than not exercising.

6/11/2011 2:24:38 PM
nano said:

yes walking evry day is the best way 2 loss fats over all your body and help to fill good mood


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