Collaborative Post | Mobility training can help ensure a better quality of life in our senior years. It’s a part of self-care. Although it’s essential, it is often overlooked. Mobility exercises need to be a part of our daily routines. We’ve got to try and avoid letting mobility and flexibility be a blind spot for us.
Mobility exercises ensure that we are able to use the full range of motion of joints. A primarily sedentary lifestyle can cause our muscles to become tight and even lose their function. Our joints are not able to move far within the joint capsules. It makes us more susceptible to injuries.
Through dynamic movements, we can strengthen the muscles around the joints and increase their range of motion. These movements can help us improve our posture and reduce the risk of falls and injuries. Here are 5 key exercises for mobility in your 50s:
Although mobility is often confused with flexibility, the two are quite different. Flexibility is about the passive lengthening ability of muscles or muscle groups through a range of motion. On the other hand, mobility is about the active moving ability of a joint through a range of motion. But mobility and flexibility are not mutually exclusive, they have a synergistic relationship. If you’ve never practised mobility exercises before, you can start now. The key is to start gently and move regularly.
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