This article points out why it’s important to consider your own situation and goals when making decisions about your body. When headlines dominate the news about new findings and research it’s easy to overlook the details.

Recent headlines about stretching being of less or no value to exercise recovery applies mainly to elite athletes.Your eating and your exercise have different goals however. And it turns out that stretching, while no longer seen as an aid to exercise recovery, is important to the goals that most women have.

Most of us aren’t training for professional competitions, though, but are exercising to be healthy, lose weight and improve our moods. For that, we need to focus on our body’s remodeling response to exercise, which is not the same as recovery from exercise.

Despite What You've Heard Stretching Is Still ImportantWhy stretching is (still) important for weight loss and exercise |