Kudos to you for working out and exercising. Whether you are out for a brisk walk, jog, bike ride or participating in strenuous activities or strength training, stretching before and after is very important. Our bodies and muscles work better when they are flexible and help promote a better range of motion. It also helps prevent injury. In fact, stretching should be part of your daily routine regardless of any exercise regime.
It is also important to stretch properly. As part of our “5 for 2015″ series, below are series of five recommended stretches for the lower body. They can be performed either inside or outdoors, on the ground or with the aid of a park bench. Of course there are more stretches that can be done, but we want to make sure to cover the basics.