Go 100 for Health Focuses on Stretching and Posture

Attend a fitness fun night in your community by joining our Go 100 for Health. We have walks and events scheduled across the region. The health tip this week has you working out without the work.

Mark Your Calendars to Attend Your Community's Fitness Fun Nights!

Fargo:
Monday, August 11, 6 p.m. Island Park Pool 616 1st Ave S
(note time and location change) Learn More

Bemidji, MN:
Tuesday, August 12, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Bemidji State University
Meet at Gillette Rec/Fitness Center Learn More

Christine, ND:
Monday, August 11, 6 p.m. 105 5th St Christine, ND Learn More

East Grand Forks, MN:
Monday, August 11, 7 p.m. MeritCare East Grand Forks, 929 Central Ave. NW Learn More


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Five lucky winners received prizes for completing the last survey. Enter
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will receive their prizes in the mail.
(Note: This survey will close Monday, August 11, 2008 at 5:00 p.m.) Take the Survey


Stretching and Posture
Read about the importance of stretching and posture in the meritcare.com Health Library:
Stretching
To stretch or not to stretch, that is the question
Core stabilization

Stretching
* Regular stretching is a powerful part of any exercise program
* Stretching increases flexibility and improves range of motion
* Stretching promotes better posture and can help relieve stress
* Start with a warm up by walking and gently pumping your arms
* Posture: wear comfortable low soled shoes for prolonged standing
* Align ears, shoulders, hips with slightly bent knee, slight pelvic curl
* Proper chair position and height
* Use your eyes to look down not your neck.
* Objects used frequently should be within reach, 10 inches from your body
* Stand and move around at least once every two hours

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