Fit Tip: Start every day with a stretch

Today’s New Year, New You Fit Tip is to start every day with a stretch.According to the American College of Sports Medicine, stretching is a good idea. The ACSM recommends stretching each of the major muscle groups at least twice a week for 60 seconds per exercise.
Staying flexible as you age is a good idea and it helps you move better.In fact, regular stretching can help keep your hips and hamstrings flexible later in life, according to physical therapist and Winston-Salem State University professor Lynn Millar, PhD.If you have experienced problems in posture or activities, try to make it a habit to stretch those muscles regularly.