Last week’s note was a little long on how we can overcome our struggles with shame. So I am going to keep it much shorter this week.
I simply want to remind you: don’t forget to stretch after you do cross-training or any type of exercise.
I am writing this because recently, I was running late to an appointment, so after my cross-training workout, I skipped my normal stretching routine. Bad idea. I normally don’t get sore the day after my workouts, and even when I do get sore, it doesn’t last for more than one day.
However, this time, because I did not stretch after I exercised, I was much more sore than usual, and it lasted for over three days! Not beneficial for holistic fitness, health, and wellness!
So friends, don’t forget to stretch!
Now, as a quick sidenote: stretch AFTER you exercise, not before you exercise, which is when you should do a more dynamic, movement-based warm-up. If you have questions about that, let me know.