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Q: I hear a lot about how athletes need to stretch their muscles before a workout. Is there any need for the average adult to have a stretching program?

Without regular stretching, the average adult's flexibility declines by roughly 5% every ten years. Eventually, this can make even everyday tasks difficult. Also, increasing stiffness can increase your susceptibility to injury and cause a variety of aches and pains. This is particularly true for senior citizens. The good news is that it is never too late to start. Regular stretching, as little as ten minutes a day, can increase flexibility and get you moving more easily and efficiently.

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