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How To Make Your Body Flexible

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During childhood, bending is an easy task, but once you have reached adulthood and started getting into a sedentary job, bending could also look like an impossible task.

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Of course, your diet should be healthy and your lifestyle should be active in order to be flexible. Also, your body should be well hydrated.

Most of us think that lifting weights regularly is enough to stay fit. No, if you focus only on building muscles, your body tends to become rigid, not flexible.

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And when you are rigid, even though you are strong, you may not be able to bend and move effortlessly. Therefore, here are some ways to make yourself more flexible.



If you wish to make your body flexible, you need to stretch it before workouts. Also, do dynamic stretching exercises like lunges, push-ups, squats and even jumping jacks.



Imagine that you are an animal. For example, try to walk like a gorilla. Use both hands and legs. Bend and touch the floor. Walk like that for a few minutes. It challenges your flexibility.



Yoga is the best tool when it comes to enhancing the flexibility of your body. Practicing certain postures of yoga boost your fitness and overall health.



Even dancing helps a lot in making your body flexible. When you dance, your body learns rhythm, balance, co-ordination and of course, being flexible too.



Breathing deeply helps your muscles relax. When your muscles release the tension, they tend to get more flexible.



Some aerobics focus on making your body flexible. Choose such exercises and work on them. Your aim is to allow your body move in different ways and get accustomed to all kind actions like bending, jumping and crawling.

Read more about: body, fitness, yoga, diet, running, weight
Story first published: Friday, August 26, 2016, 7:02 [IST]
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