physical activity

Stretching - How to Get Started on a Fitness Program

Stretching is often the first thing to go when you have a limited amount of time to work out.  Here are some reasons why flexibility training is essential.

  1. Reduce pain and stiffness
  2. Decrease stress
  3. Improve your performance in physical activities
  4. Improve range of motion
  5. May reduce risk of injury
  6. Improved quality of life

The great thing about stretching is that you can do it anywhere!

 Just follow these tips to do it safely and effectively:

How to Start a Fitness Program

Physical activity can come across as daunting. It can be intimidating if you aren't quite sure where to start or what to do. 

MGH Charlestown HealthCare Center's Health Coach/Fitness Instructor, Liz Dellaporta has laid out how to best start your own fitness regimen!

There are encouraging tips and suggestions for how to get started, with a focus on cardiovascular workouts for the month of July.

Some examples of cardiovascular trainings include: walking, bike riding, swimming, and rowing. 

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