Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: The 10 best yoga poses for men > Health-in-Motion Updated 19 April 2016 Include flexibility exercise Including flexibility exercises in your workouts helps reduce back and joint pain, increases circulation, improves joint motion, boosts athletic performance and improves muscle health. To get the most out of flexibility training, always warm up before you stretch, stretching cold muscles can lead to injuries. Stretch slowly and gently, breathing into your stretch to avoid muscle tension. Relax and hold each stretch for 10 to 30 seconds. Don't bounce while stretching because doing so can cause injuries. If you feel pain, go easier on the stretch, breathe deeply and relax into it. 0 More: Daily Dose: The 10 best yoga poses for menHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Lifestyle ‘I’m a disabled man, and here’s what you’re getting wrong about Stephen Hawking’s death’ Medical How your eyes can reveal a brain tumour Lifestyle 7 shocking things your first period can tell you about your health Lifestyle Should you squat on a public toilet to avoid germs? Fitness 5 new rules of super strength Fitness The 10 best yoga poses for men From our sponsors Managing diabetes in the workplace Back-to-school with diabetes Live healthier Effects on your brain? » 5 ways to get more seafood into your diet Mercury in fish may raise ALS risk Is it bad for your brain if you literally never eat fish? Calling all grown-ass picky eaters! Eeewwww! » ‘Why is my cough worse at night?’ SEE: When you cough, this is what happens to your body Can you get sick if someone coughs on you? The fine saliva mist emitted by a cough remains suspended in the air for up to 10 minutes.