Answers to Common Children’s Health Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about pediatric health.

Should a child stretch before exercising?

Dr. Lauricella discusses pediatric health concerns. Click play to watch the video or read the video transcript.


All children – especially those new to exercising – should stretch before getting started.

Stretching is a good way to warm up the muscles and increase flexibility to help prevent injuries.

It is also important for children to stretch after exercise.

Stretching after exercise helps prevent injuries by letting your body gradually slow down to its original state.

Talk to your physician for more information about the importance of children stretching before and after exercise.

Learn More:

Source: Anessa Alappatt, MD, Fairborn Medical Center; Christopher Aviles, MD, Beavercreek Family Physicians; Tracie Bolden, MD, Fairfield Road Physician Offices; Michael Chunn, MD, Michael A. Chunn, MD Family Practice; Christopher Lauricella D.O, Family Medicine of Vandalia; Melinda Ruff, MD, Centerville Family Medicine; Paul Weber, MD, The Pediatric Group; Joseph Allen, MD, Family Medicine of Vandalia; Michael Barrow, MD, Samaritan North Family Physicians; Aleda Johnson, MD, Liberty Family Medicine; Lisa Wright, MSN, NP-C, Ann DeClue, MD; Mark Casdorph, DO, Upper Valley Outpatient Behavioral Health

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