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Dorling Kindersley Limited, 2005 - Crafts & Hobbies - 160 pages
Along with aerobic exercise and resistance (weight) training, stretching is an essential component of a complete fitness regime, yet it is the most neglected. People either perceive it as too easy and, as a result, unnecessary, or too difficult, believing that only the very flexible actually benefit from stretching. In fact, regular, controlled stretching improves and maintains flexibility and mobility, corrects bad posture, reduces the risk of injury, relieves pain, and even helps counteract the effects of ageing. In addition, it relaxes the body, helps reduce stress levels and can help to boost self-esteem. This book clearly demonstrates how everyone, regardless of their age or fitness level, can benefit from stretching. Overleaf you will find a detailed breakdown of the structure.

Through Stretchingyou'll learn simple exercises that can be easily performed at home. They require no special equipment and can help you achieve a vital, pain-free and healthy body.

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Suzanne Martin is a doctor of physical therapy with over 20 years experience in the fields of health and movement. She writes a regular health and fitness column for Dance Magazine, and is well know as an educational presenter within the worlds of Pilates, dance and physical therapy. Suzanne is the lead phusical therapist for the Smuin Ballet in San Francisco and lives in California.

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