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Heels Down Magazine Spotlight: When Should You Stretch?

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The following is an excerpt from the August issue of Heels Down Magazine.

The age-old question (if you are a health geek anyway): Do I stretch before or after a workout? Or in the case of equestrians, before or after a ride?

The answer lies in the details. My first response to this question is to explain that the old-fashioned form of “stretching” has gone out of style. Research says that static stretching (holding a position) is only beneficial in certain conditions, whereas dynamic stretching and mobility work are the “in” thing right now.

Read the full article in the August issue of Heels Down Magazine. If you’re new to Heels Down Magazine, your first issue is absolutely free! Download the Heels Down Magazine app in the iTunes AppStore: http://apple.co/1QicprS or Google Play for Android phones and tablets: http://bit.ly/1sXQV75.

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