Has it been years since you’ve been able to touch your toes, or do you struggle to get up off the floor? Maybe you can’t remember when your body didn't feel stiff or tight. You likely have poor flexibility. No matter your age or weight, you can improve your flexibility easily at home!
We've spoken before about trying flexibility-building exercises – like yoga and pilates – on your trampoline. Today, we discuss exactly why being flexible is so important and other ways that you can use your Vuly trampoline to improve your stretching and reaching.
Flexibility refers to the range of motion in a joint or in collection of joints; it's directly related to your body’s movements and how easily you can move. Our flexibility can vary throughout our body. It can become better or worse as we age, depending on circumstances like our levels of physical activity.
Increasing your flexibility is be beneficial in a number of ways. Not only does it allow our bodies to move more freely, with a fuller range of motion – meaning that we can go about our day-to-day activities more easily – but it can also reduce muscle pain and prevent injury by loosening up tight muscles and joints.
You can boost your flexibility from the comfort of your own home, and without any professional guidance or cost, no matter who you are! The key to is completing small, consistent daily stretches. Remind yourself that you won't become a gymnast overnight, but you will see results from doing a little bit each day.
You’re probably familiar with 'static stretching' – completing one stretch at a time and holding it for around 30 seconds. However, 'dynamic stretching', which involves movement, is also helpful. You can even try it on your trampoline:
What kind of stretches have you been practising on your Vuly trampoline? Have you noticed an improvement in your flexibility?