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7 TIPS on how to be Flexible

1. Warming up before stretching will limit the risk of hurting yourself

2. Use dynamic stretches in your routine. These are stretches where you keep moving. E.g. swinging your leg

3. Stretch while you do everyday tasks:

Cobra stretch while you’re watching TV, split while you’re reading

4. Don’t compare yourself to other flexible people but definitely let them inspire you to stretch more

5. When stretching, a little pulling feeling is good but as soon as it becomes painful, you should stop

6. Take pictures throughout your journey. People often feel disheartened when they’re not flexible after one week but seeing the progress will motivate you more

7. Use Google and YouTube. You may find stretches you never thought of that are perfect for your body