With loads of great resources for runners and certainly worth a follow on Twitter is James Dunne @KineticRev. Here he shares some great pre and post run stretches for those of us who suffer from tight calf muscles after a run.
These stretches will certainly help, however it is worth remembering it is important to not just focus on the stretch, but try and make the calf muscles stronger on your days off.
A great picture showing the difference between someone who exercises regularly and a sedentary person.
Research has shown that by staying active and exercising as you get older you can maintain muscle mass.
As you age, exercise helps protects your bones, joints and muscles. It also reduces risk of falling, increases independence. Studies have also found it can boost memory and help prevent dementia.
If you are unsure as to how you can begin an exercise program, there are a lot of gyms that provide pay as you go service that can advise you.
Also if you are a bit older and feeling apprehensive about exercise. Older In Ireland is a good organisation that helps people become more active.
As ever if you haven’t exercised for some time and you have health concerns, you may want to talk to your doctor before starting a new exercise routine