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Is being flexible a good thing?

Is being flexible a good thing?

Yes and no: It has been associated with certain talents. Muscian students at the university of rochester, ny were tested for hypermobility and it was found there was an increase in hypermobility. This was done because pagonini was a famous musician and violinist and had a very flexible (hypermobile) hand. You need to keep in good muscle tone because of the extra play in your joint or they may slip. ...Read more

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Are there foods that improve flexibility?

Are there foods that improve flexibility?

No: Flexibility cannot be improved by eating foods. In order to improve flexibility you need to exercise and stretch! stretching is one of the best ways to improve flexibility. ...Read more

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How do I get my lower back more flexible?

How do I get my lower back more flexible?

Stretch hamstrings: The more flexible your hamstrings the farther your pelvis can rotate forward when you bend at the waist. This will take pressure off of the intervertebral discs in your lower back. ...Read more

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How does a flexible spending account work?

How does a  flexible spending account work?

Depends : They are all set up a bit differently but basically you pay or are given a card like a credit card that pays for predetermined medical expenses. The government has a list of. ...Read more

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What might I do to get very flexible hamstrings?

What might I do to get very flexible hamstrings?

Very carefully: There are a multitude of hamstring stretches online. Pick a few that feel like they really help and do them daily. The key is to stretch slowly and for 15-30 seconds. Maintain good form and avoid ballistic stretching until you are relatively limber. Good luck. They are a lot of fun?.... ...Read more

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Is flexible sigmascope painful without sedation?

Is flexible sigmascope painful without sedation?

Lasts 3-5 minutes: Sigmoidoscopy involves insertion of a flexible tube into your rectum, advanced anywhere from 35 to 70 cm. Air is used to inflate the colon during this process. If awake, you may feel distension from the air & pressure of scope passage. Everyone's threshold for discomfort varies so some don't feel sigmoidoscopy as uncomfortable at all while others register much discomfort from the same stimuli. ...Read more

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Is there a yoga alternative for non-flexible people?

Is there a yoga alternative for non-flexible people?

Personality Disorder: I understand your concern about non-flexible people as it affects our peace of mind and causes lack of harmony and emotional turmoil in the relationships. Non-flexible people feel the need to be right, justify their opinions and want to be controlling. Yoga means being aware of our inner self, to meditate on purpose and meaning of life and have peace of mind. Let us be flexible like Willow Tree. ...Read more

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Is it true that lifting weights reduces flexibility?

Is it true that lifting weights reduces flexibility?

It can: Particularly if you are gaining bulk, as this can decrease range of motion. But this is usually more so an issue when gaining significant bulk. If you add in a flexibility regimen or yoga practice then you can readily maintain good flexibility. ...Read more

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Should i be afraid of getting a flexible sidmoidoscopy?

No: If it is necessary to evaluate symptoms or diagnose your condition, then no. You are sedated for the procedure, and it does not take that long to perform. Vast majority of patients do extremely well with it. ...Read more

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How to increase my flexibility, i wanna get my head lower?

How to increase my flexibility, i wanna get my head lower?

Don't understand: what you mean by getting your head lower. Please resubmit and clarify. Thanks. ...Read more

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What's the criteria for enrolling in a flexible spending account?

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What's the criteria for enrolling in a flexible spending account?

FSA: You have to be full-time employed & your company offers it. It can be for paying medical/dental expenses not paid by insurance, or for paying expenses of dependents living with you. For details, talk to your company's payroll dept. ...Read more

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What is the difference between hypermobility and natural flexibility?

What is the difference between hypermobility and natural flexibility?

Hypermobility : Loose ligaments enable people with this to attain greater than normal ranges of joint movement. They are more flexible than most ; can become accomplished gymnasts ; athletes. They can also be more easily injured by mechanical falls ; accidents. Some doctors believe that people with joint hypermobility syndrome (jhs) are prone to fibromyalgia from injuries, obesity ; muscle deconditioning. ...Read more

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Can one improve his body flexibility with practise? ( I am 16 years old)

Can one improve his body flexibility with practise? ( I am 16 years old)

Flexibility: Flexibility can definitely be improved with practice. Yoga is an excellent way to improve flexibility. Any exercise with gradual stretching over time will help flexibility. ...Read more

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I stretch hamstrings everyday but aren't getting anymore flexible, help?

See your orthopod: As either the diagnosis maybe incorrect or you might not be doing the correct exercises. You probably would help yourself by getting supervised pt, so they can get to help you become pain free and fairly quickly. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a rigid and flexible cystoscopy and which is used more?

What's the difference between a rigid and flexible cystoscopy and which is used more?

Comfort : flexible cystoscopy is used in the office primarily. It is most useful for diagnostic examination of the bladder. Rigid cystoscopy is most often used in the operating room under a esthesia for definitive treatment of bladder conditions. ...Read more