Flexibility is an important, and often overlooked, aspect of being fit. Being flexible is more than just being able to bend over and touch your toes. Flexibility helps prevent injuries and enhances balance and co-ordination. Below are two quick flexibility tests. Before you begin them, warm up with a short walk or jog in place. Once you feel loose, you can begin.
- Stand up straight with your feet shoulder width apart
- Bend at the waist, reaching towards the floor without bending your knees.
- Note how far you can reach and write it down. (You may want to try this a few times and record your longest reach) (more…)