Keep your body mobile, regardless of your age.
Skin creams, eye creams, serums—there are no shortage of products that claim to prevent aging. But what about your improving your mobility?
Most people accept mobility loss as a natural part of aging, but there are some steps you can take now to keep your body strong, limber, and active for literally decades to come.
Certified trainer Holly Rilinger has one simple stretching exercise to improve mobility by helping your thoracic spine (the part connected to your rib cage) stay flexible. This mobility exercise is so simple, you’ve probably done it before. Simply rotate your upper body at the waist, from one side to another. This easy stretching routine is a useful tool to prevent mobility loss.
For more flexibility exercises and tips for stretching, check out Holly’s 3 moves for dynamic stretching.
Coach, trainer, and 10-year veteran of the fitness world, Holly Rilinger is known as one of the most inspiring motivational trainers in the game.
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Stretching is great for better posture,
fewer aches and pains and
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just a cheerier outlook on life.
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So our thoracic spine is located
in the middle of our back.
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Now as we grow older
we lose mobility here.
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Some simple rotational stretches
will bring you back to balance.
Your Guide To Physical Activity and Your Heart. Bethesda, MD: National Institute of Health: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2006. (Accessed March 29, 2017 at https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/resources/heart/obesity-guide-physical-active-html - tc26.)