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Stretching good for the heart 

 •  • by Paul Ingraham
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A strange idea? Or maybe it’s just obvious that lots of somatic sensation is regulatory. A study finds “stretching routines may contribute to a favorable autonomic activity change … ” Study:

“Acute effects of stretching exercise on the heart rate variability in subjects with low flexibility levels”
Farinatti et al. Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research. Volume 25, Number 6, 1579–85. Jun 2011.

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