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Old 12-22-2011, 11:50 PM   #1
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Office Stretches

It is common knowledge that one is not supposed to stretch a cold muscle and one should to mild warm up for 5-10 minutes before stretching. However none of the videos I have seen on office stretches talk about warm up, Perhaps it is because doing jumping jacks or running in place is not always practical in the office. I always wonder whether one should do some range of motion or mild calisthenics before stretching, especially in winters. Office stretching would probably be mild stretching(hold for 5-7 seconds) as against cool down stretches after physical activity where one is supposed to hold position for 30 seconds.

Talking of cool down stretches, how is yoga as a cool down stretch after some vigorous aerobic activity.?