Exercise for a Healthy Heart

Your heart is a muscle, and it gets stronger and healthier if you lead an active life. It’s never too late to start exercising, and you don’t have to be an athlete. Even taking a brisk walk for 30 minutes a day can make a big difference. Once you get going, you’ll find it pays off. People who don’t exercise are almost twice as likely to get heart disease as people who are active. Regular exercise can help you: Burn calories Lower […]

The Truth About Stretching

Find out the best ways to stretch and the best times to do it. Do any of these lines sound familiar? You have to hold a stretch to get the benefit. Don’t bounce in the stretch — you’ll tear your muscle. If you don’t stretch before a workout, you’ll hurt yourself. Well, they’re all wrong. But first, there’s a bigger question to answer. [toggle title=”Do You Need to Stretch at All?” group=”Question” start=”open”] It’s a good […]

Stretching Exercise #1

Stretching your Achilles and calf as shown here can help Achilles tendonopathy – to increase the stretch turn your back foot in slightly, keep your heel down and a slight bend of the knee is good too. This is combination with some strength work can reduce Achilles pain…. Technique Stretch turn your back foot in slightly, keep your heel down and a slight bend of the knee. Repetitions: 20 each side

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