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Physical Wellness: Stretching

It is common to think of stretching as something performed by runners, gymnasts, or athletes. But the reality is, we all need to stretch because it is a helpful way to protect our mobility and independence. “A lot of people don’t understand that stretching has to happen on a regular basis. It should be done daily,” says David Nolan, a physical therapist at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital (

Dr. Nolan in the article found in Harvard Health Publishing states that stretching should be done 3 to 4 times a week. The American College of Sports Medicine recommends performing stretches 2 to 3 times per week.

The thought of daily stretching could seem overwhelming. If you are looking for a way to get started, join Be Well for a stretching session twice a week during the month of February. Dates and times detailed on the registration form below.

The Wellness Coordinator will be facilitating the sessions for staff, faculty, and graduate student employees. The purpose of these sessions is help us learn how to apply stretch’s and to build our own routines for stretching.