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Stretching is the deliberate lengthening of muscles in order to increase muscle flexibility and joint range of motion. Stretching is a natural and instinctive activity and something you can do every day regardless of your physical condition.
People stretch instinctively after waking from sleep or after long periods of inactivity. But, by making it part of your daily routine you will find that all of your everyday activities are easier.
Stretching does not have to involve a huge time commitment, but stretching can give you huge results! Even better, there are simple stretches you can do while watching TV, on the computer, or getting ready for bed. Ready, set, stretch!
Increasing evidence demonstrates the many benefits of nature on children’s psychological and physical well-being, including reduced stress, greater physical health, more creativity and improved concentration.
So this weekend explore the outdoors with your family. Here are some ideas for your family to get outdoors!
T’ai Chi is sometimes described as “meditation in motion” because it reduces stress and promotes serenity through gentle movements. It’s good for everyone, but especially good for folks that have been inactive for awhile or have minor mobility issues (arthritis).
To do T’ai Chi, you perform a series of movements called forms. Each posture flows into the next without pause, ensuring that your body is in constant motion. The image of T’ai Chi in popular culture is typified by exceedingly slow movement. However, many T’ai Chi styles have secondary forms of a faster pace. Try T’ai Chi!