Flexibility is an important part of staying fit because you can hurt yourself badly while working out if you’re not flexible enough. You can easily sprain or pull muscles which is painful and which can result in surgery if it’s bad enough. This provides tips on staying flexible or getting back there.
- Most fitness specialists will tell you that regular stretching is just as important as regular exercise.
- As you get into a proper routine, gradually spend longer on individual stretches and include more stretches for each area.
- It might be worth joining a flexibility class, such as yoga or pilates. This will ensure you get proper training and should also increase the chances of actually sticking to it.
“As we’ve noted in the past, instead of trying to stretch your entire body before and after exercise, focus on a key area each time.”