For years, people assumed stretching was something only athletes needed to do before exercising or competing. But the reality is that doing simple stretches just two or three times a week can dramatically help anyone increase flexibility, improve balance, and relieve the pain caused by muscle and joint stiffness.
Stretching is a simple and safe way to help prevent life-changing falls that can threaten your independence.
You’ll get photos and instructions for how to do 35 stretches, including:
|10 moves to improve flexibility and ease tight muscles
|9 stretches to ease an aching back
|8 ways to loosen up stiff, sore knees
|The best stretches to improve posture and ease neck and shoulder pain
|Tips to help you customize any routine to make it easier or more challenging
|5 stretches that target key leg and upper body muscles vital for walking, running, and reaching
Try this stretch to help ease back pain and even sciatica.*
This is a very important stretch because it targets the buttocks, hips, and outer thighs. If you have trouble grasping your thigh with both hands, put a strap or small towel around the back of the thigh and hold both ends.