What are the best stretches and exercises to improve flexibility?
To keep your muscles healthy and in good shape, you need to do exercises and stretches that focus on flexibility. Sitting for lengthy periods of time or doing little physical activity can cause limited muscle flexibility. But it’s never too late to become more flexible. By adding some simple stretching techniques into your daily routine, you can also improve your physical well-being and offset the impacts of ageing on your body. Read on to learn some of the best stretches and exercises to increase flexibility.
Perform the low lunge twist stretch
Start in a low lunge position with your left foot between your hands and your right leg extended backwards. Then, draw your left hand over your head, toward the ceiling while rotating your waste to look up at it. Inhale and exhale a few times before returning to the low lunge position. Once you’ve repeated on the other side, you’ve done one rep. We suggest doing between three to five reps.
Do the cat-cow stretch
Come on to the floor with all fours, knees under your hips and hands directly under your shoulders. Inhale and arch your spine so that your tailbone lifts upwards, and your belly sinks down. Exhale and push into your knees and hands to hollow your stomach, round your spine and tuck your chin towards your chest. We suggest doing between three to five reps.