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Stretching Exercises

6 Effective Stretches and Exercises for Back Pain

Michael A. Gleiber, M.D. | Posted 12.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael A. Gleiber, M.D.

The right exercises can help to strengthen the back and the surrounding muscles, which can decrease stress on the back and allow for better mobility. Exercises shouldn't focus solely on the back muscles.

5 Stretches Every Runner Should Be Doing

Jamie Walker | Posted 12.09.2014 | Healthy Living
 Jamie Walker

Since running does put a lot of stress on the body, its good to have a few stretches in your arsenal that target the muscles you use most. Whether your new to stretching (or new to running), these stretches will help you increase mobility, flexibility and recover faster run after run.

WATCH: A 2-Minute Stretch That May Actually Help You Sleep Better

OWN | Posted 09.30.2014 | OWN

Some nights, falling into a peaceful, deep sleep seems like it's never going to happen. You can't get comfortable, you find yourself tossing and turni...

Feeling the Pain of Ignoring Back Pain Prevention Recommendations

Laura Jana | Posted 11.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Laura Jana

The fact of the matter is, we know prevention works. The challenge, however, is in convincing ourselves it's worth following all of the good advice that's out there before we feel the pain of putting it off.

Tips and Tools to Help Seniors Regain Their Flexibility

Jim T. Miller | Posted 03.23.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Of all possible exercises, stretching tends to be the most overlooked and neglected among seniors, yet nothing is more vital to keeping an aging body limber and injury free. Here's what you should know along with some tip and resources to help you regain some flexibility.

5 Things You Should Know About Stretching

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

By Joe Vennare for Life by DailyBurn To stretch or not to stretch, that is the question. At least it has been lately with the science of stretching...

Great Stretches For The Senior Crowd, From Joel Harper (VIDEO)

Posted 01.23.2014 | MarloThomas

Celebrity fitness trainer Joel Harper had some great stretching exercise suggestions for senior citizens to share with us. For seniors with back, ...

LOOK: Relieve Stress With These 5 Tools

Posted 11.07.2013 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

Best Full-Body Stretch Before You Work Out

BuiltLean | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
BuiltLean

There is no best stretch for everyone, but the following stretch is particularly effective. Ideally, this dynamic stretch will be one of a handful you go through as part of your warm up routine.

Flexibility: Answers to Dancers Most Asked Questions

Stacey Nemour | Posted 11.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Stacey Nemour

One's level of flexibility affects that individual's form, alignment, the ability to have clean lines, proper technique and it prevents injury.

Worthless Fitness Tips You Probably Follow

The Active Times | Posted 10.08.2013 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

It's not always clear where we've acquired fitness knowledge--was that fact pounded into you from elementary gym class? Or perhaps you read it in a ma...

A Simple Exercise For Tackling Chronic Stress

Mirabai Holland | Posted 10.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Mirabai Holland

We can't eliminate the stress. But we can relieve the fight-or-flight response that sends our bodies into danger mode. And we can cultivate a relaxation response over time that will reduce our physiological stress reaction.

Sit At A Desk All Day? Do These Stretches Today

Posted 06.14.2013 | Healthy Living

By Katherine Schreiber We know sitting at a desk all day is bad for us. But not everyone has a company gym membership or a workweek that allows f...

Do You Stretch Before Or After A Work-Out? From Simone De La Rue (WATCH)

Posted 08.13.2013 | MarloThomas

Everyone wonders whether you're supposed to stretch before or after a workout -- or both! Celebrity fitness trainer Simone De La Rue cleared up our do...

8 Yoga Poses To Help This Sleep Problem

Posted 03.02.2013 | Healthy Living

By Diana Rodriguez The itching, tingling, unpleasant sensations of restless legs syndrome (RLS) can be stressful to deal with, and when you're no...

The Fitness Myths That Hold You Back, and How to Succeed: Myth 3 -- The Stretching Myth

Anat Baniel | Posted 04.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Anat Baniel

If you regularly apply these essentials as you do your stretching routine, it will become second nature to you, your stretching will become effective, and you will avoid the potential negative impact of forceful, fast, and automatic ways of stretching.

6 Simple Yoga Stretches for Skiers and Snowboarders

David Magone | Posted 03.30.2013 | Healthy Living
David Magone

Yoga-based stretching can help to counteract many of the muscular imbalances that arise when you spend time on the slopes. Take five or 10 minutes at the end of the day to go through the following sequence of stretches and watch the tension melt away.

Degas Dancer: An Easy and Effective Open-Hearted Pose

Tara Fass | Posted 02.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Tara Fass

This one I like to do in the office in between patients to clear my head and heart. Hardly a day goes by when I don't look for and do this posture at some point to lift my spirits and switch up my proverbial energy.

Ask Healthy Living: How Can I Improve Flexibility After 50?

The Huffington Post | Meredith Melnick | Posted 09.26.2012 | Healthy Living

Welcome to Ask Healthy Living -- in which you submit your most burning health questions and we do our best to ask the experts and get back to you. Hav...

5 Back Stretches To Do Before Getting Out Of Bed

Posted 05.06.2013 | Healthy Living

What's the first thing you do when you wake up? Dr. Robert Oexman, director of the Sleep to Live Institute, told HuffPost Healthy Living that your...

12 Myths About Stretching, Busted

Posted 01.20.2012 | Healthy Living

By Laura Schwecherl Used to getting loose and limber before going on a run? It may be time to think twice about reaching for those toes. There's ...

Sara Gaynes

8 Most Common Stretching Mistakes (And How To Fix Them)

HuffingtonPost.com | Sara Gaynes | Posted 07.19.2013 | Healthy Living

Stretching is a key factor in keeping your muscles loose for exercise and preventing injuries. But are you stretching the right way? We asked the expe...

Weekly Health Tip: To Stretch or Not to Stretch?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 06.17.2011 | Home
Deepak Chopra

Brought to you by Deepak Chopra, MD, Alexander Tsiaras, and TheVisualMD.com If you exercise regularly, you probably have a routine set of steps to...

I Am Calm

Alanna Zabel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alanna Zabel

There is a direct connection between a person's attention and their breath. We can use our breath to calm our thoughts and our emotions.

I Am Lucky

Alanna Zabel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alanna Zabel

Mantra: I am Lucky Exercise: Padmasana Happy Saint Patrick's Day! It is believed that Saint Patrick's Day has been celebrated in Ireland since before...