How to Stretch Before Walking

Warming up before walking to essential to preventing injuries and getting your body ready for exercise! Here are some ways to stretch before hitting the trails.

How to Stretch Before Walking
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Do some Toe Points! Stand on one foot and pull your other back while pointing your toe upwards. Hold it for a few seconds and repeat on your other foot. Do this 10 times!

Do some Toe Points! Stand on one foot and pull your other back while pointing your toe upwards. Hold it for a few seconds and repeat on your other foot. Do this 10 times!

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Next are Arm Circles. Hold your arms out and rotate them in small circles, making them bigger ever time. Do this 10 times. Then, do the same thing but in the opposite direction!

Next are Arm Circles. Hold your arms out and rotate them in small circles, making them bigger ever time. Do this 10 times. Then, do the same thing but in the opposite direction!

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Next is the Twist. Hold your arms next to you and keep your legs shoulder-width apart. Rotate your torso left to right. Do this 10 times.

Next is the Twist. Hold your arms next to you and keep your legs shoulder-width apart. Rotate your torso left to right. Do this 10 times.

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Next, do Ankle Circles. Sit on a chair and hold up your leg while pointing your foot. Rotate your leg in small circles about 10 times. Repeat with your other leg!

Next, do Ankle Circles. Sit on a chair and hold up your leg while pointing your foot. Rotate your leg in small circles about 10 times. Repeat with your other leg!

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Next is the Abductor Stretch. Sit down and spread your legs out. Then, reach out for your toes while bending forward.

Next is the Abductor Stretch. Sit down and spread your legs out. Then, reach out for your toes while bending forward.

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Lastly, do the Overhead Stretch. Place your hand on one hip and raise your other arm. Lean to one side while stretching your arm out overhead.

Lastly, do the Overhead Stretch. Place your hand on one hip and raise your other arm. Lean to one side while stretching your arm out overhead.

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Now you're ready to walk!

Now you're ready to walk!

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