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sh50 12-22-2011 10:50 PM

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.?

JohnR41 12-29-2011 04:57 PM

Re: Office Stretches
 
[QUOTE=sh50;4898660] Office stretching would probably be [B]mild stretching[/B](hold for 5-7 seconds) as against cool down stretches after physical activity where one is supposed to hold position for 30 seconds. [/QUOTE]

In my opinion, I think [B]mild[/B] office stretching can be a good thing. It will only be harmful if you over do it. Keep it light and stress-free.


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