A few tips on stretching correctly may help you prevent doing more harm than good when it comes to this activity. Years ago I was taught we should stretch in our warm up process before physical activity. This may hurt our muscles if they are not warmed up enough first. It is a good idea to at least do enough activity to be sweating a little before beginning to stretch. The reason for this is our muscles get stiff from inactivity because blood flow in muscles is greatly reduced. When we use our muscles blood flow in them is greatly increased and they are much more receptive to stretching without being hurt. Also, when stretching it is good to hold a stretch no more than about 2 seconds. Thi
I've learned a lot over the years as a massage therapist in Fargo, ND and would like to share my findings with you! All the entries in this section are either my life experiences, the experiences of others, or ideas that I believe to be true. Some of the health ideas and suggestions may work for some people but not for others. I AM NOT A DOCTOR OR A MEDICAL PERSON so I cannot diagnose, only give suggestions from my personal experience, which you may or may not find beneficial. It is my hope that if you try any of my Health Ideas that you and your family may lead a healthier life!
"Unless we put medical freedom into the constitution, the time will come when medicine will organize into an undercover dictatorship. To restrict the art of healing to one class of men and deny equal privilege to others will constitute the Bastille of medical science. All such laws are un-American and despotic and have no place in a republic. The Constitution of this republic should make special privilege for medical freedom as well as religious freedom."
-by Benjamin Rush, MD, signer of the Declaration of Independence, and physician to George Washington