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  • Stretch for a Better Stride

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    Most runners do some basic stretching, especially the hamstrings. We all have tight hamstrings and so we all know to stretch these muscles. Since down hill running really works your quads, we all stretch these too. And oh, don't forget the calf muscles. We all do those.

    There are three more muscle groups to stretch out that can really help your stride. These stretches may not help lengthen your stride, but they will help smooth it out and make you feel more relaxed. You won't fight your own muscles as you run.

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  • Stretch Your Calf Muscles

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    Just think how hard your calf muscles work. Here is a group of muscles about a foot long in length and several inches in diameter, lifting your body weight up over and over again. It is hard to imagine that a relatively small muscle group can do so much work!

    The surface muscle is the gastrocnemius muscle, which runs from your Achilles' tendon attached to the back of your heel and up across the back of your knee. Its main job is to raise you up on your toes.

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  • When Exercise Goes Wrong

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    Question: I always seem to injure something when I exercise. What can I do to avoid this?

    Answer: Most of the time, exercise is good for you. However, excess stress on muscles, joints, ligaments and tendons can cause traumatic or overuse injuries.

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  • Food and Exercise Journal

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    Question: I have struggled with keeping my weight under control. I am moderately overweight and exercise, even though I am very sporadic. Do you have any suggestions?

    Answer: For most of us, weight management is simply burn as many calories as you take in. Or burn excess calories to lose weight. For those with metabolic disorders such as a thyroid condition, this statement may not be true.

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  • Holidays Put On Pounds

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    Question: Every year I gain seven pounds over the Holidays. How can I avoid this?

    Answer: A good way to keep your weight under control is to keep a food and exercise journal.

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