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A health trick from your dog: Remember to stretch!

deRosaVicky101711_optBY VICKY DeROSA
COMMENTARY

Well you know how fascinated I am by centenarians. It’s simply amazing to me how people can live to over a hundred in great health.

One of the things that many centenarians have in common is that every morning as soon as they wake they stretch their bodies. I don’t mean they go to an exercise class, I don’t mean that they run to the gym and kill themselves working out for an hour, I really mean that they simply wake up and take five or 10 minutes to give their bodies a good stretch. They touch their toes, they stretch from side to side, they stretch their hips, their backs; they simply give their bodies a darn good stretch.

If any of you have dogs, have you ever noticed that the first thing that he or she does when they get up in the morning, and I mean the very first thing, is stretch out their bodies.

So tomorrow, if you have a dog just watch and see; they will wake up, stand up and then immediately go into a long body stretch. So a lesson from the centenarians around the world and a lesson from man’s best friend, make sure you stretch your body each and every day, preferably when you first wake up.

Oh and by the way, it’s the weekend; take that dog of yours for a nice long walk. It will do you both good.

Vicky DeRosa is Founder and CEO of Studio V Health Corp. For more information check out www.studiovhealth.com.

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