Luckie’s Quick Tips: Benefits Of Dynamic Stretching

sloan luckie bannerExperts often say to stretch before working out, but if you don’t always do it, you are likely setting yourself up for possible injury and missing out on some serious fitness benefits. Dynamic stretching warms up your body and prepares the muscles for exercise to help reduce injury. Stretching also improves flexibility and the full range of joint motion, as well as burns calories pre-exercise. For a simple move, try doing leg swings.

HOW TO DO:

  • For approximately 3-5 minutes, perform leg swings before exercise.
  • Using a wall or sturdy object as support, swing leg forward and backward in a full range of motion. Swing each leg 5-10 times.

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For optimal fitness results, balance exercise with healthy nutrition and high quality sleep.

 

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Sloan Luckie bio picSloan Luckie has the God-given purpose to uplift and encourage others—body, soul and spirit. This purpose is evident through the writing of his two books, Journey to the Jacksons: A Mother’s Bold & Extraordinary Actions to Make Her Child’s Seemingly Impossible Dream Come True and Body Under Construction: How to Build and Maintain Optimal Health at Any Age. His books are meant to inspire people around the world to adopt healthy habits and make positive and bold steps to live life to its fullest. Luckie’s inspirational aptitude has garnered great public and media attention. He has appeared on NBC’s “The Talk with Marion Brooks” (click here to see video interview), “NY1 with Cheryl Wills,” graced the pages of Syd Jerome magazine, and conducted companion food-shopping events, fitness demonstrations, and book signings throughout the country. Sloan also is the founder of Body Under Construction, LLC—an organization devoted to optimal health and fitness.