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Doctor insights on: Mental Flexibility Exercises

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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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Why are flexibility exercises important at 20?

Why are flexibility exercises important at 20?

Flexibility: Flexibility is important for muscle balance. Symmetric flexibility right equal to left and front equal to back aids in proper posture and positioning for paired muscle movement. Example is that inflexibility of the quads and hip flexors compared to flexible hamstrings can cause forward tilt of the pelvis and increased lordosis of the back. This may cause back pain with standing. ...Read more

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I'm 19 years old but unable to touch my toes. What exercises will improve my flexibility?

I'm 19 years old but unable to touch my toes. What exercises will improve my flexibility?

Stretches: You need to perform hamstring stretches, calf stretches and groin stretches at least 2x per day. This may take a few months, but you can do it if you are persistant. ...Read more

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When is the best time of the day to do flexibility exercises?

When is the best time of the day to do flexibility exercises?

After warming up: Warm the muscles, 15 to 20 minutes or longer, with low-impact cardiovascular exercise (walk or cycle). The muscles stretch much better when you have warmed them up. Remember to breath when you stretch. ...Read more

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How many calories does rigorous stretching and flexibility exercise burn ?

How many calories does rigorous stretching and flexibility exercise burn ?

230-370/hour: Depends on your weight and how rigorus the stretching is. A char of calories per hour by activity available multiple websites: http://www.Nutristrategy.Com/activitylist4.Htm. ...Read more

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Are there exercises that I can do to improve my joint flexibility, strength, and fitness, and to relieve my pain?

Are there exercises that I can do to improve my joint flexibility, strength, and fitness, and to relieve my pain?

Yes: Yoga can help improve flexibility, strength and fitness. There are many exercises you can use, but yoga does it gently. With regard to your pain, how you relieve it depends upon what causes it. ...Read more

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Immediate weakness from exercise.Played sports but like this all my life.History of fainting.Slim build.Zero flexibility in legs.Anxiety produces same?

Immediate weakness from exercise.Played sports but like this all my life.History of fainting.Slim build.Zero flexibility in legs.Anxiety produces same?

Possible but unlikel: From what I understand. You said that you have had these reactions to activity all of your life. It is possible that anxiety has displayed itself this way but unlikely. You probably would have had other related anxiety symptoms or feelings over time. However, if you are concerned about this, and it is causing you worry, you should talk to your doctor about it and take it from there. ...Read more