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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.

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