When sports season gets into full swing, many young athletes set new goals and push their bodies to the limit. Many of these sports require a great deal of flexibility and strength. Those attributes can’t be acquired overnight.
To improve your range of motion and keep your muscles limber as you age, add flexibility exercises to your fitness routine. Here are 5 options.
Foam rolling exercises offer many benefits. They can help increase your range of motion, improve blood flow and body temperature, and they help you prepare physiologically for more intense exercise, such as running, says Daniel Hass, DPT, SCS. Watch this video to see a demonstration of four foam rolling exercises. Hass will explain how to do … Read More
Hunch over a computer keyboard all day and you might feel tightness in your neck. Hit two buckets of golf balls and you might feel pain in your shoulder. Sit in an awkward position for too long and you might feel tension in your back. Sore muscles usually feel better after a day or two … Read More
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Dancers have a high risk of injury, with up to 95 percent of professional dancers expected to sustain an injury during their career. However, there are things dancers can do to prevent injury and keep performing. Knee and back injuries are very common among ballet and jazz dancers, although the types of injuries depend on … Read More
The bad news: We all start losing muscle mass at a rate of 1 percent per year after age 30. The good news: There are ways to offset the loss of muscle depending on your current age. Your diet is an important factor, and in your 30s, 40s, 50s and beyond, it should not look … Read More