- Improving athletic performance in some activities
- Decreasing the risk of activity-based injuries
Individuals who are physically active tend to be more flexible than those who are not physically active.
2. When you are physically inactive, muscles and other tissues tend to shorten and tighten leading to further loss of flexibility.
3. Women are generally more flexible than men of the same age.
4. Flexibility is specific to each joint and muscle group.
5. Poor flexibility can contribute to poor posture.
6. Poor flexibility is associated with increased tension and pain.
7. Muscle imbalance may reduce flexibility.
8. Increased flexibility helps prevent muscle related injuries.
9. Increased flexibility helps reduce muscle stiffness.