Stretching After a Walk
In this video Julie Pascoe shows several stretches you can do after
exercising. Recently, the consensus has been that you should only
stretch when your muscles are warm-up or after your workout.
She does stretches for:
- Hamstrings (back of thigh) - she shows this both seated and standing
(front of thigh) - she shows you how to do this one standing or seated
as well. I recommend you do the sitting version as the standing one can
be pretty challenging.
- Calves (back of the lower leg) - these muscles are used quite a lot when walking and can often be pretty tight after a walk.
- Upper back - this looks like you're hugging yourself
- Chest - a great stretch for an often tight area
Try each stretch for about 30 seconds.Back to Senior Exercise Videos