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Exercise > Types of Exercise > Flexibility Exercises

Flexibility Exercises

Woman performing flexibility exercise Flexibility is an important component of a well-rounded fitness program. Most individuals tend to become tight and stiff with age. It is important to maintain normal flexibility for several reasons. Good flexibility reduces the probability that you will suffer from back pain and other postural types of pain syndromes. Normal flexibility also allows you to attain normal movement patterns in all activities and requires you to expend less energy as you go through your daily activities.

We guide you through several flexibility exercise programs so that you can retain graceful movement as you age.



Articles:

Exercise Log

submitted by Dr. Gary Farr 7/9/2002
This is a printable graph. Use it as a tool to track your exercise sessions. With a colored pen or marker fill in the boxes which represent days of the week you exercised in each category (strength, flexibility, aerobics) and the number of minutes spent in aerobic exercise. Each printout can accommodate 4 weeks of exercise tracking.

Flexibility Exercise Program

submitted by Dr. Gary Farr 7/9/2002
Flexibility is the final component of a well-rounded fitness program. Most individuals tend to become tight and stiff with age. It is important to maintain normal flexibility for several reasons. Good flexibility reduces the probability that you will suffer from back pain and other postural types of pain syndromes. Normal flexibility also allows you to attain normal movement patterns in all activities and requires you to expend less energy as you go through your daily activities.

Goal Setting in Exercise

submitted by Dr. Gary Farr 7/9/2002
As with any activity, you should first establish what you are trying to achieve in your exercise program. We give you some guidelines and then you can take it from there.

Neck Exercises

submitted by Dr. Gary Farr 7/9/2002
Here are some neck exercises you can do at home to help relieve neck pain. *Note: The information presented is not intended for the purpose of self-diagnosis or self-prescription of any treatments or exercises discussed on this site. You should never rely on this information to determine a diagnosis or course of treatment. Please visit or call your physician or other qualified allied health care provider prior to performing any of the therapeutic exercises listed on this site.

Nutritional Support for Exercise

submitted by Dr. Gary Farr 7/28/2002
Standard Process has several whole food supplements to keep your body nutritionally fit when trying to reach optimal health through exercise.

The Chiropractor's Health Book : Simple, Natural Exercises for Relieving Headaches, Tension, and Back Pain

submitted by Dr. Gary Farr 2/4/2002
In this easy-to-follow guide, the director of the Life Chiropractic Center in Salt Lake City presents simple exercises to align the body, calm the mind, and stretch the muscles. 96 photos. 10 line drawings.

The Spine Tuning Exercise Program

submitted by Dr. Gary Farr 1/2/2013
In this series of spinal hygiene articles, we stress the importance of patient-active, preventive spinal care. Our vision involves every person taking time each day to be kind to his/her spine. We will continue the series in the area of spine-tuning warm-up exercises.

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