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Can stretching every morning help me lose weight?

Asked by auhsojsa (2508 points ) February 20th, 2012

Isn’t stretching essentially ripping the muscles thus triggering the same acids in the muscle to come out that would other wise be present during a work out?

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soulrhapsody's avatar

i dont think so because stretching is done before the “real” workout so that you won’t strain or pull a muscle.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Count Calories and push away from the table BEFORE you “get full”. If you bicycle for an hour at moderate level you burn about 600 Calories ( less than a quarter of a pound ). Stretching does not make you sweat, first sign you are burning calories.

marinelife's avatar

You do not expend many calories stretching, but it is better than no exercise at all.

Rock2's avatar

Probably not but it is a good idea.

tranquilsea's avatar

Losing weight really is as easy as: fewer calories in, more exercise out. If you want to lose weight you have to sweat…a lot. Start walking/running/hiking, biking, swimming or rowing to see the pounds melt off. The more intense you exercise the better your results will be.

Dr_Lawrence's avatar

Starting the day with a health-promoting activity is worthwhile and may reinforce more energy burning activities (such as using the stairs rather than the elevator) during the day.

mattbrowne's avatar

No. Stretching will make you feel good, though, but that’s it.

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