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Doctor insights on: Flexibility Goals Examples

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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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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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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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How good is jump roping for flexibility?

How good is jump roping for flexibility?

No great: Jump roping is a good cardiovascular and strength training exercise, however, not good for most of your lower extremity joints. For flexibility, best exercises may be yoga and taichi. ...Read more

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Why must I care about flexibility?

Why must I care about flexibility?

Flexibility: Important to allow increased motion and decreased risk of injury to the joint, ligaments, cartilage, and tendons. ...Read more

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What are good flexibility exercises?

What are good  flexibility exercises?

Suggest a group: I would recommend a series of exercises it would include stretches for upper and lower back, quad and hamstring and calf areas these should be done on a daily or at least 4-5 x/ wk. ...Read more

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What is the best way to improve flexibility?

What is the best way to improve flexibility?

Stretching : Stretching and exercising are the two best ways of improving and maintaining flexibility. ...Read more

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What are some ways to increase my flexibility?

What are some ways to increase my flexibility?

Try yoga: Yoga may be a good option. This type of exercise not only improves flexibility, but has also been shown to improve peace of mind and overall well-being. ...Read more

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How is mantaining flexibility healthy for women?

How is mantaining flexibility healthy for women?

Many things!: Pevents sprains, strains, and even broken bones. Flexibility keeps you "in the game, " for numerous activities. It is one of the major componeents of agility, which prevents falls! ...Read more

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What are some ways to improve my wrist flexibility?

What are some ways to improve my wrist flexibility?

Stretching: The best way to increase the flexibility of the wrist or any joint is with stretching. An easy way to stretch the wrist is putting the hands together in front of you in a praying position, and then bring the hands-down forcing extension of the wrist. Next fully flex the wrist, put the back of the hands together and bring the elbows down to help with stretching in flexion. ...Read more

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What are safe supplements for flexibility in teenage children ?

What are safe supplements for flexibility in teenage children ?

MAGNESIUM APSARTATE: Supplements are generally considered to be safe. They do not have side-effects, which is a property of prescription drugs. The best supplement for athletic performance is magnesium and postassium aspartate. Aspartate is the Amino Acid that takes minerals from outside to inside the cells where they are needed. This combination prevents cramping, improves endurance, and helps with exercise recovery. ...Read more

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How long should I be stretching my muscles for best flexibility results?

How long should I be stretching my muscles for best flexibility results?

Stretching: You should always stretch muscles after they've been warmed up for better and safer results. The longer and more often you stretch the better the results. In general, it's reasonable to hold a stretch for 15- 20 seconds . But if you are trying to improve flexibility, then you hold the stretch longer. ...Read more

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How long after starting yoga classes will it take to see an improvement in flexibility?

How long after starting yoga classes will it take to see an improvement in flexibility?

Soon: It does depend on how committed you are to the practice. Even after one hour, you may notice positive changes. Work with a teacher that inspires you and you certainly will see benefits in flexibility. Be mindful of particularly tight areas and slowly work there. ...Read more

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Is there surgery that can increase flexibility and reduce pain from abnormal inflexibility?

Is there surgery that can increase flexibility and reduce pain from abnormal inflexibility?

Not really: However, for certain conditions like cerebral palsy, injection of Botox can temporarily relieve spasms in muscles that are pathologically tight. Tendon lengthening can be done in certain situations. It is generally done for isolated muscle contractures not for generalized inflexibility. ...Read more