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If the idea of touching your toes feels impossible, you may be wondering how to improve your flexibility. Being flexible and having a good range of motion is important, yet an often overlooked element of fitness.

How to improve your flexibility

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Wondering how to improve your flexibility? Here’s what you need to know.

Flexibility training can allow greater freedom of movement and improved posture, increase physical and mental relaxation, help to release muscle tension, and reduce the risk of injury.

There are many ways to improve flexibility, from stretch...

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Popular activities to improve your flexibility include stretching, yoga and Pilates. These can all be practiced at home, but most practitioners will recommend that you attend at least one taught class to make sure you are...

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HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR FLEXIBILITY: STRETCHING

There are two main types of stretches: static stretches and dynamic (movement-based) stretches.

  • Static stretches are those where you stand, sit or lie still and hold a single position for a short period of time. M...

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HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR FLEXIBILITY: YOGA

Yoga is an ancient form of exercise that aims to improve strength and flexibility through a series of moves that typically involve physical postures (asanas), breathing techniques and meditation. Doing yoga regularly is a great way to improve your flexibility.

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HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR FLEXIBILITY: PILATES

Pilates is a series of repetitive, low-impact exercises, commonly performed on a mat to promote flexibility, stability, and strength. It's suitable for all ages and fitness levels and there are moves to help to improve flexibility from he...

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There is no direct correlation between diet and improved flexibility, but certain foods may aid recovery after exercise and help you to avoid stiffness which can affect flexibility.

Research in the Journal of Biomedicines suggests that ...

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