Globe Column: Exercises before long walks

I take regular long walks. What exercises should I do beforehand? The question: I walk for 45 minutes three times a week. Are there flexibility and mobility exercises I should be doing before my walks?

The answer: You should be doing dynamic mobility exercises before your workout and static stretches afterward. During dynamic mobility exercises, muscles are stretched by moving at a joint. When statically stretching, a muscle is held in its lengthened position, usually for 30 seconds to two minutes. The key difference is that dynamic mobility exercises involve motion and static stretches are, well, static. Read More.

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