Mar 28, 2016
Dr. Maj shares her personal struggles with flexibility! No
matter how old you feel or the calendar says you are, flexibility
can be recovered by stretching regularly and improvement can be
seen within a few short weeks.
By age 30, our body's connective tissues start to lose
elasticity. Our muscles, tendons, and ligaments start to shorten
and tighten. Poor posture like slumping while you sit, stand, or
walk causes tightening and reduces blood flow to connective
tissues. Over time, this can create a buildup of calcifications,
which are those hard knots most of us have in our upper back, not
to mention a hunched, aged look and limited range of movement.
Flexibility Helps To:
- Prevent everyday injury including: muscle and disc strains that
occur when turning over in bed or getting out of bed; shoulder
tweaks that result from doing tasks on the job that involve lifting
or reaching; back aches due to transitioning to standing from
sitting, bending down to pick something up, or even walking up and
down the stairs
- Improve your posture
- Lengthen your muscles for a longer leaner look
- Make playing with your kids and grandbabies easier and less
- Allow you to feel more free, open, calm, content, and confident
from the inside out
- Spread “innate” (life force) into your cells, which invigorates
your body, mind and spirit
- Make cardio activity a lot lighter and easier
- Enhance sports performance (i.e. better arm and shoulder
extension and rotation, longer strides, deeper knee bends and hip
flexion) , especially golf and tennis.
- Travel more comfortably because of the ability to sit in many
different positions and do things with your body in confined spaces
you otherwise could not do.
To learn more about Dr. Maj, text to the number: 44222 the
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You Can Be Well, too!
Dr. Stephanie Maj
Women Seeking Wellness