Exercise: Benefits of Exercise

Frequently Asked Questions

6. How can increasing my flexibility help me with everyday activities?

Flexibility, or stretching, exercises can help your body stay flexible and limber, which gives you more freedom of movement for your regular physical activity as well as for your everyday activities. Improving your flexibility makes it easier for you to

  • look over your shoulder to see what's behind you as you back the car out of the driveway
  • make the bed
  • bend over to tie your shoes
  • reach for a food item on a kitchen shelf
  • pull a sweater on over your head
  • swing a golf club