Chuckle of the Day – Why Stretching is Bad For You

by Sherry Riter in Chuckle

 woman falling

Stretching, as the prelude to starting to exercise, is very bad for you and really dangerous.

Don’t believe me?

You’re always supposed to start any new physical exercise slowly and not stress too much.

If I lean back in my chair to have a good stretch…

my chair is going to tip over;

my feet will fly up;

I will hit my foot on the underside of this metal thing attached to my desk;

bang my head on the floor behind me;

start seeing those little star thingies;

and be completely knocked out.

Obviously, stretching can cause unconsciousness!

Now do you believe that stretching is bad for you?



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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1 North of 25A June 11, 2010 at 8:28 pm

I see what you mean! Thanks for the warning 😉


2 McVal June 11, 2010 at 8:30 pm

LOL! For me, when I stretch at my desk, I make a point of hooking my foot underneath the desk… Otherwise I'd be right there with you! Ouch!


3 Christin@Pregnant with power tools June 11, 2010 at 8:40 pm

ok, you made me laugh 🙂


4 Bossy Betty June 11, 2010 at 9:57 pm

You have convinced me!


5 cathyjoy June 11, 2010 at 11:38 pm

whew! good thing i don't exercise OR stretch! thanks for the warning!


6 Shayna June 12, 2010 at 3:34 am

I feel so justified in not exercising today – thanks!


7 Vatche June 14, 2010 at 1:41 am

Stretching is not bad for you as long as you know where your feet and hands end up.

A great Chuckle of the Day post!

Write on!


8 Vodka Logic August 14, 2011 at 1:48 pm

but I don't do it at a desk? … lol


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