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Get Ready to Reach Your Flexibility Goals

HealthCentral.com highlights how continuously working on balance and flexibility movements will improve your mobility for weeks, months, and even years to come. 

HSS physical therapist Wai-Kwong Hui, PT, DPT, MS, noted “If you’re not challenging yourself, you get stagnant." 

Challenging yourself physically doesn’t mean taking on big athletic feats that could land you on the couch with really bad back pain. It can be as simple as mixing up the balance activities you do so that you’re not always moving in the same way. For example, if you always do one type of yoga pose to work on balance, switch it up by adding another option to your repertoire. “It changes the position of balance all of a sudden,” said Hui . The best way to train for life is to train your body in all the ways that you might move, so that nothing takes you by surprise. For example, twisting moves can prep you for the motions required for putting away groceries or pulling laundry out of the dryer. Working your squatting muscles can build your ability to get up and down from seated or lying-down positions. 

Read full article at healthcentral.com