How To Become More Flexible: 8 Stretches That’ll Increase Your Flexibility

Looking for a way to increase your flexibility? All it takes is 5 to 10 minutes a day practicing a few go-to stretches.

When was the last time you carved 10 minutes out of your day to stretch?

If the answer is, “I can’t remember,” don’t worry, you’re not alone.

 

“The main benefit of increasing your flexibility is ease of movement during our normal day-to-day activities, such as driving, cooking, and playing outside with family members,” explains Sarah Luna, certified Pilates method instructor and senior vice president of operations at Club Pilates.

Luna says that when we sit all day, our muscles shorten and develop prohibitive movement patterns. With that loss of mobility, basic activities become cumbersome, less enjoyable. Increasing flexibility re-balances the muscular system, providing comfort throughout the work day, post-work commute, and beyond.

 

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