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Yoga for Runners | Care2 Healthy & Green Living: Proper stretching is just as important for your health as your

Yoga for Runners | Care2 Healthy & Green Living: Proper stretching is just as important for your health as your

It seems like running is the hip exercise lately! So many people that I know are lacing up and hitting the road to get in shape. Unfortunately, running can be tough on the body, but a good stretching routine can help balance out the impact from pounding the pavement. Some exercisers like to stretch before and after a run. If you’re already stretching before you run, keep it up, but if that’s not part of your routine, there’s really no need to stretch before running . Walking for a few blocks before you pick up the pace should warm up your muscles just fine. Proper stretching is just as important for your health as your workout, and because running is so high impact it’s a good idea to focus even more on stretches to help your body recover. When you run, you impact your hips, knees, calves, ankles, thighs, and feet, and it’s a good idea to give your upper body a good stretc...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/6-yoga-poses-for-runners...

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