Stretching to Stay Young: Simple Workouts to Keep You Flexible, Energized, and Pain Free (Paperback)

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Increase your flexibility, strengthen your body, and stretch your youth

Our bodies were designed for movement, but as we age, our joints and muscles become tighter. Stretching is a gentle, simple activity that anyone can do to alleviate aches and pains, as well as improve range of motion and flexibility. This stretching book guides you step-by-step through each stretch, arming you with the confidence you need to progress into deeper levels of stretching for enhanced flexibility, reduced pain, decreased stiffness, and better quality of life for years to come.

Stretch away your aches and pains with this guide to stretching, featuring:

  • Customizable plans—From preparation to self-customization, incorporate stretching into your lifestyle with flexible regimes for your health and fitness goals.
  • Stretching basics—Easy-to-understand explanations and detailed illustrations will show you exactly how to position your body and complete each stretch.
  • Range of difficulties—"Change it up" tips allow you to increase or decrease intensity level while stretching.

No matter your age or level of activity, this guide will help you ease into the wonders of stretching, to reduce stiffness and feel your best.

About the Author

Jessica Matthews, M.S., Certified Yoga Teacher (E-RYT-500) is a Kinesiology Professor at Point Loma Nazarene University and Professor of Yoga Studies at MiraCosta College in San Diego, California. She serves as Senior Advisor for Health and Fitness Education for the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and a Contributing Editor for SHAPE magazine. She regularly contributes to media outlets including CNN, Yoga Journal, Health magazine, NPR, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post.

Praise For…

“Jessica’s ability to translate cutting-edge science into practical information people can use is truly refreshing and much needed when it comes to stretching. I appreciate the multi-modal approach to flexibility training that this book provides, including offering ways in which to modify each of the stretches and movements to allow readers to tailor their stretching experience to meet their unique personal needs and ability levels.”
—Cedric Bryant, Ph.D., FACSM, chief science officer for the American Council on Exercise (ACE)

“Jessica has imbued years of experience as a credentialed yoga teacher of teachers into this approachable, purposeful guide to stretching techniques for readers of all ages. I recommend this thoughtfully-written book from a teacher we can trust, which simplifies flexibility training for almost anyone."
—Lawrence Biscontini, MA, Movement Specialist, Author and Award-Winning International Fitness Educator

“I’ve worked with Jessica as a peer, colleague and friend over the past 10 years. Her knowledge, creative mind and dedication to the world of health and fitness are just a few of the things I love about her. Her book is worth the read. She lays it all out from the science, to the different techniques and the actual workouts. I will recommend this to anyone who wants to stay injury free, move better, and feel better too!”
—Chris Freytag, Founder of Get Healthy U and Get Healthy U TV

“As an avid exercise enthusiast, Jessica has elevated my pre and post workout stretching with her passion and flexible approach to wellness.”
—Dan Bouzide, Founder and President of WellnessMats

Product Details
ISBN: 9781623158064
ISBN-10: 1623158060
Publisher: Callisto
Publication Date: December 13th, 2016
Pages: 210
Language: English


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