Incorporate a flexibility regimen into any fitness program.
This component of overall fitness is often ignored, but if a person chooses not to develop flexibility, they may find themselves out of action due to muscle strains and tears, and injuries to their joints and back. Furthermore, Anderson (2006) found that improving flexibility also improved athletic performance due to elongating a person’s stride length, and rotational capabilities around their joints. Though some people may find flexibility to be an unimportant factor to devote exercise time to, it is a worthwhile endeavor that can actually aid in furthering athletic prowess.
- Physical Wellness Educator from the Style Network's Too Fat For Fifteen: Fighting Back, John Taylor
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