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Flexibility exercises: the best moves for maintaining mobility


It’s important to regularly practice flexibility exercises because physical health is not just about strength. As we age, our musculoskeletal system naturally degenerates causing us to experience muscle weakness and a decrease in mobility. We can combat the effects of aging by introducing flexibility exercises into our normal exercise regime.

Flexibility is an indicator of how fit we are, according to research published in Revista Brasileira de Medicina do Esporte (opens in new tab). Our muscles need to be stretched and strengthened in order to maintain our mobility. 



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