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The Livestrong.com YouTube channel offers several videos demonstrating various flexibility exercises.
"Over time, doing flexibility exercises will improve range of motion and alignment for those who are tight, and allow those with hypermobility to learn when to stop their stretches."
A warm-up and cool-down are important to each application as are flexibility exercises.
The program will help participants acquire more strength and independence through cardiovascular, strength training, balance and flexibility exercises at their own pace.
Performing resistance exercise for each major muscle group 2-3 days per week and flexibility exercises for each major muscle-tendon groups (60 seconds per exercise) at least 2 days per week are also recommended (Garber et al., 2011).
This series uses strength and flexibility exercises to strengthen abdominal and back muscles, develop pelvic stability and build abdominal control.
While people with supinated feet need to do flexibility exercises, those falling under the flat category have to do muscle strengthening exercises.
Strength training and flexibility exercises should be routinely performed to maintain optimal bone health.
Flexibility exercises are a good idea, too, to counteract balance issues that tend to develop as we age.
The intervention group participated in aerobic activities, muscle strengthening exercises, flexibility exercises, and balance activities.
Load-bearing exercises with light weights should be done first as this burns off excess carbohydrates, followed by flexibility exercises and rounding off with cardio, which burns off fat.