Exercising for bone health? Make a point of stretching – it will increase your flexibility. Just make sure you do it the right way. Inappropriate stretching can cause injuries.
Stretch to the point of resistance, not of pain; hold stretches for around 30 seconds; do stretches after warming up; stick to static stretching – ballistic (bouncy) stretching is not recommended for most people; alternate muscle groups during a stretching routine; and if you're unsure of what to do, ask a fitness instructor at the gym or a biokineticist to help you.
For a range of stretching exercises, visit our Fitness Zone.