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Q: I hear a lot about how athletes
need to stretch their muscles before a workout. Is
there any need for the average adult to have a stretching
Without regular stretching, the average adult's flexibility
declines by roughly 5% every ten years. Eventually,
this can make even everyday tasks difficult. Also,
increasing stiffness can increase your susceptibility
to injury and cause a variety of aches and pains.
This is particularly true for senior citizens. The
good news is that it is never too late to start. Regular
stretching, as little as ten minutes a day, can increase
flexibility and get you moving more easily and efficiently.
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