Harry matched up with the profile of a person at risk for deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and its potentially deadly complication, a pulmonary embolism (PE). Well into his 70s, he’s a bit overweight, a diabetic, has had both knees replaced, and survived a heart attack. He leads a very active
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One of the major benefits of stretching involves emotional and mental health: It makes you feel good. Think about how you feel after you’ve been sitting at a desk for several hours, or when you get up out of your seat after a long plane flight: You’re stiff. But once
For a moment, try to forget everything you’ve heard about flexibility exercises. Suspend any notions about stretching, warming up, range of motion, and preventing injuries. Now that you’ve hit the reset button, here’s what evidence-based research tells us—and what common sense shows us—about how to become flexible.
The degree of flexibility—the