March 13, 2008

Stretching to Conclusions

I am an avid fan of stretching. Yoga, a very stretchy exercise by nature, is one of my favorite ways to workout. I once spent an entire summer stretching for a few minutes before bed just so I could touch my toes. This was no small feat. It took me a month to touch my toes. Not to mention, I always feel better after any workout, especially running, if I get in a good stretch. So I was surprised to learn in this NY Times article, that it might not really be doing me any physical good.

1 comment:

Your-sister-who-occasionally-reads-your-online-diary said...

I am also a fan of yoga but very happy to see this article. For years I kept thinking I was wierd to feel WORSE if I had stretched out before track practice. Turns out everyone else may have been wrong. Go figure.....