If you find yourself losing balance and feeling less flexible as you get older, then you’re not alone. Older individuals can benefit from regular stretching exercises to improve the functionality of daily living.
Flexibility is what helps you perform daily tasks with ease. It’s also one of the greatest determinants of quality of life as you age, yet stretching is one of the most neglected components of fitness. Regular stretching in combination with staying active can help you prevent deterioration of strength and mobility that comes with age.
Don’t forget to stretch—that’s the advice that has been passed down for years from sport coaches. First and foremost, their goal was undoubtedly to prevent any possible injuries to the athlete and to enhance performance.