Is stretching before and after exercise necessary to prevent injuries?

Posted 05/15/2012 | By HealthCorps

Though some group instructors and athletes still continue this practice, an active warm up is probably more relevant to injury prevention. That means if you are going out for a run, start with a brisk walk and then jog a bit till you finally feel ready to break into a full run. When you end your run, continue to walk for a minute or two to allow your heart rate to come down. At that point, if you enjoy stretching, your muscles will be warm and pliable.

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