What do running, shoveling snow and sitting at your office desk have in common? These are all activities that you should not begin until you’ve stretched properly.
I know. Stretching before basic yard or office work sounds like overkill. But stretching can help you avoid aching muscles and painful injuries. In fact, you should consider stretching before many daily activities, including gardening, computer work or other repetitive stress tasks (i.e., line work at a factory).