Stretching & Sweet Potato Fries


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Caroline Ejzak, News Editor

Stretching is a popular exercise that may have many benefits.
It is the deliberate lengthening of muscles in order to increase muscle flexibility and joint range of motion. Stretching activities are an important part of any exercise program.
They help warm the body up prior to activity thus decreasing the risk of injury as well as muscle soreness.

Also they are generally very relaxing.

The benefits of stretching are:

Increased flexibility and joint range of motion
Improved circulation
Better posture
Stress relief
Enhanced coordination
Here is one of my favorite stretching/yoga routines. It’s perfect for when you’re feeling sore or tired from a previous workout or you just wanna unwind from your day. I recommend playing music, maybe some smooth jazz, classical, heavy metal, whatever your thing is.


Sweet Potato Fries

Arguably the best form of potato: the french fry. Though it is may be most enjoyable, it may be the most unhealthy. If you’re like me and you don’t want to accept this fact, you do whatever you can to make it guilt free.

I prefer softer, squishy fries. Not too underdone so their at a point of mushiness, just ~squishy~. I try to stay away from deep fried food in general, but my god, fries are my weakness. They’re salty, potatoey, greasy, warm, satisfying, addictive, comforting, versatile, amaaaaazing.

One way to turn this glutenous delicacy into a slightly less glutenous food, sweet potato fries. Sweet potato fries are typically baked if you make them yourself, therefore cutting out a lot of fatty oil that comes with deep frying.

I will link a recipe for making your own sweet potato fries because you deserve this. Everyone deserves this.

They’re so easy to make plus the outcome is worth every part of the preparation.