Stretching the Truth
The reality is, most of us stretch incorrectly, and that can be dangerous. Here’s what you need to know to avoid injury.
Get your heart rate up and warm your body by doing high knees (jogging on the spot, bringing your knees to hip level), deep squats, twisting lunges (where you rotate your upper body to the side and extend your top arm in the air), jumps and toe taps (lying on your back with legs raised at 90 degrees, alternately tapping your feet on the floor).
Do a gentle yoga flow. Move from warrior I to warrior II, then transition into a triangle and a twisting lunge. Remember to repeat everything on the opposite side and pay attention to your breathing, making all movements as you exhale.