Fitness: Getting and Staying Active - What Does "Being Active" Really Mean?
When you exercise, you repeatedly shorten your muscles.
To counter this effect, you need to stretch slowly and regularly, which makes
you more flexible. Combining it with other fitness
activities is best.
you get started with flexibility and stretching, begin slowly, and increase your
efforts bit by bit. You can measure your progress with
flexibility by noticing how much farther you can do each stretch. Can you
stretch farther each day than you
could when you started? If so, your flexibility is getting
Do your stretching and
flexibility exercises in addition to your aerobic and strength-building