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Trick or Treat Walk those Feet

trick-or-treat -02Halloween is just around the corner, soon it will be time to take the little monsters of your own to go trick or treating. There is sure to be lots of walking involved on the spooky tours through the neighborhoods. That is why it is best to be prepared with some stretches and walking techniques that will help you stay fit after the goodies that might be eaten. It’s important to start the walk at a nice slow pace this allows the legs to become used to the exercise. It is recommended to walk slowly (at zombie pace) for about 2 and a half minutes. After which you can go into normal a brisk walking pace (casual vampire).

The next thing that you will want to do is stretch the legs after arriving home here are some easy to do exercises that are great for all monsters big or small.

Hamstring and Ankle (Sitting like a Vampire)
Sit on the edge of a chair with your right leg extended with the right heel on floor. Flex right foot and keep toes pointed up. Now lean forward gently from your hips to feel a stretch in the back of your thigh. Repeat with left leg.

trick-or-treat -01Calf Stretches (Zombie stretch)
First stand up straight and hold onto a chair. Put left leg behind you keeping the left heel on the floor. Bend the right knee and then lean toward the chair. You should feel the stretch in the calf of the left leg. Repeat with right leg.

Groin stretch (Frankenstein lunge)
First stand with the legs slightly wider than shoulder width and hold on to a chair. Now with the left foot facing forward, point right foot to the right at a 45 degree angle then lunge in that direction without letting knee go past toes. Then repeat the same move on left side.

Leg swings (Bat swings)
Standing up straight now hold on to a chair with your left hand. Next stand to the side of the chair on your left leg, move your right leg to the front and to the back tapping your toe at each point. Now repeat with left leg.

I hope that everyone enjoys the Halloween festivities and that you use this information to make the day even greater. Happy Halloween have a frightfully good time.
Sources:

https://www.arthritis.org/living-with-arthritis/exercise/workouts/walking/stretches-for-walking.php
https://www.arthritis.org/living-with-arthritis/exercise/workouts/walking/stretches-for-walking.php
http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/HealthyLiving/PhysicalActivity/Walking/Walking-101_UCM_461766_Article.jsp#.W60WJnszapo

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