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12 Days of Stretches for a Healthy Holiday

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP

The holiday season is a joyous time of year to spend quality time with family and friends. This time of the year can be tough on the body, however. Whether you are spending more time cooking, cleaning, putting up lights, or even shoveling, it鈥檚 a good idea to remember to stretch.

Stretching can help reduce stress and improve aches and pains that may be brought on by the holidays. Here are 12 stretches you can do daily for a happy and healthy holiday season.

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Stretch of the Week: Dolphin Stretch

Posted on by Athletico

The last calf stretch of February is the Dolphin stretch. The Dolphin Stretch is聽a bonus stretch because it will get into the shoulders and the upper back as well as the calves! It’s very similar to the forearm stretch on the wall from week 2 in January if you want to go back and take a look, but we are taking it to the floor this week.

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Stretch of the Week: Simple Calf Stretch

Posted on by Athletico

February is upon us! Can you believe it!? 聽Let’s loosen up our calves during this lovely month! 馃檪 The first week we will keep it sweet and easy with a Simple Calf Stretch. You will need a wall or space on the floor depending on which version you choose. There should not be any strains or complications聽with this stretch聽because it’s pretty gentle. It will stretch from the calf through the Achilles’ tendon, and down into the bottom of the foot. Let’s do it!聽 (more…)

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