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Balance – the sixth sense

Balance is the even distribution of your body weight, enabling you to remain upright and steady. Often, we don’t appreciate our balance until it deteriorates. Maintaining balance is an important strategy to sustaining your independence as you age. The good news is you can improve and rehabilitate your balance and proprioception. Read on for tips on improving balance, as well as some useful balance exercises, so you can move better. live better.

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Stretching does a body good

Reasons not to skip your stretching routine Flexibility improves your performance in physical activities Basic movement relies on the contraction and expansion of muscle fibers. When muscles are tight and do not have the capacity to lengthen, activities can become impaired.  For instance, flexible quadriceps (muscles at the front of your thighs) allow you to…