Stretching – Pharmacist Ben Fuchs
Stretching – Pharmacist Ben Fuchs – Moment of Truth
The human body contains 700 muscles and over time as the accumulation of toxicity and nutritional deficiencies take their toll, they can become stiff and inflamed, causing joint problems, poor circulation, weight gain, nephropathy loss of movement and coordination issues. To stretch muscles effectively, hold a position for 20 to 30 seconds. You should feel a slight tension but you don’t want to feel any pain. Interestingly, while many people believe that we should be stretching prior to exercising, stretching cold muscles before the increased blood flow induced by workout can actually harm them. Best to do some light exercise for a few minutes, then commence some good stretches, but you do want to make sure you stretch after a workout to help prevent soreness. Other good times to stretch are first thing in the morning and before bed. Spending two minutes with a stretching routine in the middle of the day can help improve energy levels and reduce stress and mid-afternoon fatigue.