It’s hard to know what advice you should really be following when it comes to health and fitness. One article says running is bad for your health, while the next hit on Google tells you it can increase your lifespan. In this video, Pete Egoscue, creator of the Egoscue Method, dispels many of the myths that people tend to believe about running. Pete explains that the human body is  designed to run long distances and to sustain more intense workouts, as long as it’s functioning properly. The renowned alignment expert then goes on to offer the most effective warm-up and post-run stretches to enhance your cardiovascular fitness and running capability. Try to do each of these stretches until your muscles feel equalized on both sides, and remember to breathe deeply and regularly during each position for best results.

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