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Researchers believe they have a myth about the perceived importance of stretching before jogging. Hundreds of millions of joggers around the world static stretching exercises before for a jog. It is a daily ritual that can be in parks and streets everywhere. However, researchers from La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia say there no evidence to that stretching improves running performance or the risk of injuries. Their research is in the 'British Journal of Sports Medicine'. They say that while there is evidence that stretching can keep ankle, knee and hip joints flexible, it won't performance or keep injuries at bay.

Lead researcher James Alexander the research after discussions with runners about stretching. Mr Alexander an avid jogger and often what the benefits of stretching were. He the Reuters news agency that: "Runners certain beliefs around running injury risks, injury prevention and performance that in contrast to current research evidence." He : "These beliefs runners to continue to ineffective or non-optimal strategies within their running training, whether through static stretching for injury prevention or low-load strength training for performance." He a 5-10-minute session of walking or light jogging as the best warm-up.

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