Top Tips To Maintain Flexibility

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A major enemy of flexibility is aging. You may think that flexibility is not such a big deal to older people, but the truth is you don’t have to simply give in. Your body is not static any more than is your own. Aging changes the elasticity of muscles and joint tendons. Unless you help yours fight back, time itself will make it harder for you to bend, stretch and reach. You will also become increasingly vulnerable to injuries. Therefore there is necessity to maintain your flexibility

Challenges to Flexibility

It is a painful condition that robs yourself of the ability to enjoy many simple pleasures, such as a morning walk jumping and other exercise.

Thankfully, there are things you can do to help you maintain your flexibility. Stretching exercises can help you maintain your strength and range of motion. Here is one simple exercise you can perform to help you work out effectively

Practice bending

Forward bending. Stand straight with both legs together. gradually raise both your hands. Twist forward and attempt and touch your feet. Bend only till a comfortable position. Maintain this position for a few moments. Get back to the start position. As one does this daily you can see that the range of bending slowly increases.
Backward bending. Stand straight with both your legs together. gradually raise both your hands. Twist in reverse as much as you can to an agreeable position. Keep up this position for a few moments. Return to original position.
Side bending. Stand straight with your legs apart. Now raise your hands, bend at the sidewards and curl the hand on the opposite side over your head. Maintain this position for a few moments. Repeat with the opposite side.

Practice Hamstring stretch

Stand straight with both your legs together. Now try and bend your leg at the knee, grasp your foot with your hands and press it to the buttocks. Repeat with the other leg also.

For further flexibility workouts follow these guides.