Although exercise is great for you it does put stress on your body. Properly warming up, cooling down, and stretching are the most important things you can do before and after any type of physical activity. They are imperative to prevent injury and stiffness. Stretching was, of course, included in our post on ways to prevent running injuries but we wanted to go deeper into stretching. Below you will find stretches you should be doing before and after your run (or any type of cardio activity).
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