One of the unfortunate side effects of aging is that the little things become more difficult, such as putting on socks and shoes in the morning or picking up something off the floor. There might be a little more stiffness or pain, and it usually starts to creep up around the age of 40. Our muscles and tendons work together to allow us to move freely, but if we aren’t stretching regularly, these muscles and tendons become stiff and less flexible.
This might not seem like a big issue now, but if this loss of flexibility continues to get worse, so will the side effects. You might start to find it difficult to go on long walks, exercise, or even get out of bed in the morning! The good news is this is preventable and seniors can easily improve their flexibility so that their muscles and tendons stay agile with age. Here are some tips on how seniors can improve flexibility…
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Visit a Professional
First things first, go see a professional. You don’t want to create anymore pain or cause an injury, so the best thing to do right off the bat is to visit a professional. This could be a yoga instructor, personal trainer, or physiotherapist. Any of these people could curate a personalized stretching routine that will work on flexibility. You need to make sure you’re doing stretching properly and on a daily basis.