Flexibility

Everyday Improvements

Some people like to think that exercise is just the domain of the sporty. You exercise to improve how you perform on the field or when you’re using a piece of gym equipment. But exercise is also about improving how you perform your everyday tasks. Flexibility exercises are no exception. You don’t just need flexibility …

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Range Of Motion

Flexibility and range of motion aren’t exactly the same thing, but they’re pretty closely related. It’s helpful to know the difference and how they affect each other. Range of motion is the distance and direction your joints can move naturally and without pain. Flexibility involves other parts of the body: tendons, ligaments and muscles, and …

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The Okinawan Way

You may have heard that people in Japan have the best life expectancies in the world. Not only do they live longer than everyone else, but they tend to stay in good health, even in old age. This means that even their centenarians have pretty impressive mobility and flexibility. If you want to emulate them, …

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Bend and Stretch

When it comes to exercise, many people pay more attention to building muscle than improving flexibility. The glamour comes from strength, speed and endurance more than it does being able to bend, unless you’re a gymnast or a yoga practitioner. It would be a mistake, however, to dismiss this important area of fitness. You get …

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Bend, Don’t Break

When people talk about exercise, they often mean high-impact cardio workouts or gym sessions that focus on lifting bigger and bigger weights. Strength, speed and endurance may get more attention than flexibility, but without flexibility, you won’t have any of those other things. Flexibility is about the range of motion in your joints and your …

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