50. Stretching the point
Stretching is one of those things we know we should do, don’t really know why and quietly forget about when no one’s looking.
If you’ve decided to become more active you’ll be using your muscles more intensively and taking them through a greater range of movement. Fail to stretch and you’ll recover more slowly from your efforts, be stiffer, run the risk of injury and, worse, end up walking like John Wayne.
These prepare your body for what’s to come. There’s a lot of argument about this since many people, including myself, think you run more risk of damaging yourself by stretching when cold than actually doing any good. Similarly, while many gyms offer a ‘stretching’ class, very few will make sure you ...