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How Flexible Should I Be and How Can I Measure My Flexibility?

How flexible are you?

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Watching a dancer her leg to her nose is an impressive sight, and many of us can perform similar feats when we’re ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????children. But we begin to lose flexibility as we age if we do not make a conscious effort to remain limber. Inactivity causes muscles to shorten and stiffen, and muscle mass is lost with increasing years as well. However, maintaining flexibility as we get older is of great importance, since it allows us to retain our mobility and reduces the likelihood of aches, sprains and falls as we age.

Optimal flexibility means the ability of each of your joints to move fully through their natural range of motion. Simple activities such as walking or bending over to tie your shoes can become major difficulties if your flexibility is limited. Unfortunately, sitting for hours at a desk, as so many are forced to do on a daily basis, eventually…

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