Healthy 2011 - A Simple Stretch

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Healthy 2011 - A Simple Stretch

I came across Juli Vosmik's new group, Healthy 2011, and had to jump on board.  Juli is always coming up with great ideas.

Anyway, following the guidelines for Healthy 2011, I immediately thought of something I just HAVE to do every time I take a walk.

Ever lay in bed at night and your legs tingle, especially below the knees?  Maybe they feel like they're slightly cramping?  I can get that way after taking a longer walk or bike ride than usual.

There's a simple way (at least for me) to avoid that cramping.

About half way through my walk, and perhaps at the end as well, I find something I can brace myself upon.

A telephone pole can work, curb, door stoop, stairs... Something that's about 4 inches high for a great right angle.

I keep my heel on the ground, and brace my toes on the elevated piece.  Keeping my legs straight, I then lean forward, or pull myself forward, until it pulls just a bit and hold for 30 seconds. 

It really stretches everything out and after that, I feel much better again!

Here are two different videos from YouTube that might help you to better visualize this helpful stretch. 

Taking a walk is simple, easy exerise that's good for you.  A simple stretch can keep you walking longer and happier!

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Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Long Realty,

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Rainmaker
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Juli Vosmik
Dominion Fine Properties - Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739
Great tip, Cara. Now, if I can ever find time away from my computer to actually take a walk, I'll certainly try this. Do you ever do it at the beginning of the walk or just the middle and end?
Jan 03, 2011 10:22 AM #1
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John Cannata
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Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance
Its very important to stretch and walk. Such a simple task and makes a big difference in your health.
Jan 04, 2011 04:34 PM #2
Rainmaker
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Cara Marcelle Mancuso
Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ - Tucson, AZ
Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY

I agree, John!  Happy New Year.  :)

Juli - A few years back I belonged to Curves, as well as various health clubs through the years, and they always said a stretch should be done after the muscles have been warmed up a bit.  Avoids tearing and other injuries, etc.

Jan 05, 2011 01:34 AM #3
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Don Wixom
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Cara, great ideas for stretching those calves! It hurts so good! I think I'm going to need to do more than stretches this year! ;) Thanks!
Jan 06, 2011 03:41 PM #4
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