Teen Health Course 3

Chapter 9: Physical Activity and Fitness

Student Web Activities - Lesson 3 - Stretching for Fitness

Stretching for Fitness


Stretching before strenuous exercise is one way to be sure you do not get injured and stay fit. On the Web site below, you will learn about the debate over which kind of stretching is best, and some basic stretching exercises you can use every day.

Link to explore : Berkeley Wellness:


  • Start at the Berkeley Wellness Web site.
  • Read the “Home Stretch” page.
  • Take notes as you read.
  • When you are done reading, answer the questions below.
  • Finally, using the information from the link create a personal stretching routine that you can use before and after strenuous exercise.

What are three of the benefits of stretching?
Is it possible to injure yourself while stretching?
What is the safest kind of stretching and what does it entail?
How can stretching help your mind?
What are six stretching tips?
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