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10 Stretching Do's and Don'ts

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DO: Warm Up

Warm up before you stretch so that muscles, tendons, and ligaments stretch more easily. Try light activity, such as walking and pumping your arms. Spend at least five to 10 minutes warming up. Tears can happen when you stretch cold muscles.

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Medically Reviewed By: Haines, Cynthia MD

Last Annual Review Date: Oct. 10, 2012