Before you lace up your shoes and hit the pavement, remember to loosen up. If you skip the stretch at the end of your run, you could be inviting a few things you didn't bargain for...like shin splints, plantar fasciitis and iliotibial band syndrome—also called IT band syndrome or ITBS. Cool off with personal trainer Andrea Metcalf
's six favorite stretches after your run. For each, hold the position for 10 to 30 seconds, and repeat at least twice on both sides of the body when appropriate.
Printed from Oprah.com on Wednesday, June 19, 2013
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