Get Fit and Improve Your Health Numbers

Beyond keeping you slim and trim, a regular exercise routine can drastically improve your health numbers such as blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar. Working out also wards off myriad chronic diseases, boosts mood, increases energy, aids sleep, enhances sex – and the list goes on and on and on! If you’ve been meaning to get moving on a fitness plan, this simple plan will help jumpstart you into action

Stretch It Out

Stretching increases flexibility, improves the range of motion of your joints and increases blood flow. Basic stretching is particularly important after you workout. Contrary to popular belief, stretching to warm up can actually cause harm since your muscles are cold and stiff, so always warm up first before stretching. When stretching, focus on your calves, thighs, hips, lower back, neck and shoulders. Keep stretches gentle and don't bounce. Hold a stretch for about 30 seconds, then switch sides and repeat.

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