It's best to stretch after you walk (or do any kind of workout) because that's when your muscles are warmed up and more flexible. Though you might be tempted to skip it altogether, stretching is essential, as it increases overall flexibility, helping to prevent injuries, pain and soreness. Remember to: 1) Breathe comfortably-the muscles you're stretching need oxygen; 2) Hold for at least 20 seconds; 3) Do them often-flexibility takes consistency. Flip through for a few magic moves.
Stand with both feet hip-width apart. Bend your left knee and grab your left foot with left hand. With your knee pointing toward the ground, extend your right arm straight up. Hold for 20 seconds, then switch sides.
Bend over slightly and shift your weight onto your left foot as you extend your right leg straight in front of you. Keep your right heel on the ground and toes pointing to the ceiling. Place your hands on Read More »from Denise Austinâ€™s Essential Stretches