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TIPS FROM NORTHERN PHYSICAL THERAPY
Don't work out at your neighborhood gym if you think you are contagious. Heavy breathing, sneezing, coughing, and wiping your nose while sweating all over equipment is a good way to share the plague with your buddies.
Drink water or water with electrolytes. Then drink more.
Rest more than usual after your work outs. Watch the car race on TV or the grass grow, rather than stacking this years wood.
Stretch It Out!
Hamstrings are as commonly tight in people who sit at a desk for most of the day as they are for athletes.Being tight, your hamstrings could put you at higher risk for injury to that region, back pain and poor posture.A simple stretch that you can do to help elevate this tightness is to lie on your back and hold onto your thigh with your knee pointed towards the ceiling. Slowly straighten your knee to kick towards the ceiling until you feel agood pull in the back of your leg. Hold your leg straight for 5-10 seconds then bend your knee and relax. Repeat this about 5 times then repeat on the opposite side. The pictures show you how to do this stretch properly.
The stretch should be comfortable, so don’t push through any pain!