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What are the benefits of being flexible?

Being flexible means that your joints are able to move freely throughout their full range of motion. This helps to ensure that you do not have any muscle imbalances or improper posture, and do not put excess stress on your joints. Being flexible helps to maintain proper function in all muscles and decrease your risk of injury. Maintaining flexibility as you age will help you maintain functions of daily activities such as bending forward to tie your shoes and reaching up into cupboards.

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