When walking any distance you need to incorporate a balanced, well-rounded stretching routine to keep your muscles loose, supple and pain free.
The best time to do this routine is at the end of your walk. Cool down for a minute or two, then take a seat on the ground and go through the stretches at a slow, relaxed pace.
If you’re doing the routine without exercising first, be sure to warm up properly and if any of the exercises cause pain or severe discomfort, discontinue immediately.
To learn more about the muscles used in walking and why a stretching routine for walking is so important, take a look at my comprehensive walking article.
Until next time, stay healthy, keep stretching and God bless.
The Stretch Coach
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