A Good Stretch
Stretch the muscles that you use in exercise of that you regularly use.
Neck and shoulders stretches are especially good stress relievers.
When you begin a stretch, you should feel a slight tension in your muscles, but the stretch shouldnât hurt.
Stretch slowly, holding the position for 10 to 30 second. The tension will slowly diminish. If the tension intensifies or the stretch becomes painful, youâre overstretching and should ease off.
Stay relaxed when you stretch; breathe deeply and be sure youâre not clenching you teeth or holding your breath. Donât carry anxiety into your workouts.
Submitted by Chris Hess who teaches PE at Willow Springs Elementary in Killeen, TX. These were adpated from Reader's Digest Great Health Hints & Handy Tips. Chris is the Mangaging Editor of PE Central's Wellness Tips of the Week. Thanks for contributing to PE Central!