Stretching is an important part of any exercise program. If you don't stretch (after a slight warm up) your body may have cramping and muscle spasm. There is a bit of pain, but in the end, the relaxed muscles allow you to go farther than you were able to before.
If you are really ambitious, try yoga. We love going to Indigo Wellness (www.indigowellness.info) in Moline, IL. Aside from people who have this ability to twist themselves into a pretzel, most are just enjoying the work out. I have found that it helps with pain and injury as well as overall well-being.
Are you stretching yourself mentally? When is the last time you read something, attended a seminar, or listened to a personal development audio? Focus on life long learning. Remember that great ideas don't care where they come from! Chew on that one for a while...
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