REBORN! 🙂 HAPPY BIRTHDAY TIP OF THE DAY! :
One thing I learned and try to do which I think really helps
is when you’re doing gardening /yard work or housework
where you are moving /lifting and bending over mostly
using the same muscle group it’s important to work the
opposing muscle group. I heard this once and remembered
to do it and it seems to work. So many times when I am doing
that type of this work I will stretch into a back bend type stretch.
It’s easy to realize when you need to do this if you’re doing
any kind of work where your hunched over or under much
stress and closing your shoulders and upper body up.
It’s kinda a yoga thing that I know also it opens up your
heart chakra. I find it really works. So I pull my shoulders back
and stretch like that. Or hold my hands together behind my
back and do the same. I also would open my arms wide and
stretch them as far as I can back and open my chest. If you do
this several times while doing your moving work or what have
you… ((the next day)) … you should not be sore. I can be in the best
shape in the world running wise and get real sore from yard
work or shoveling if I am not conscious and stretch when working.
Make sure the muscles are warmed-up before stretching.
I might add I never or rarely would stretch to deeply without
having warmed up muscles. When I start on a run I start real
slow and warm up my body then I may stretch if needed.
Or at times I may do dynamic stretches before a run but this
is done with gradual motion as well. I hope this helps I know it
has for me!
~Peace and Love~ Louie