Fit Tip: Keep It Flexible

The Gym Fit Tip - Keep It Flexible

HEALTH:

Do you believe that rules are there to be broken? When it comes to healthy eating, rebellion against strict food guidelines could just be the secret to success. A new study has found that people with a flexible approach - one that allows for occasional sweets and other perceived slip-ups - have a better record of maintaining success than those with an "all or nothing" strategy.

EXERCISE:

To help increase physical flexibility, your warm up should always take into account the movements you'll use in your upcoming gym session. After your workout, stretch tight muscles and remember to hold each stretch for 15-30 seconds. This will provide long term flexibility benefits which can help lead to improvements in performance as well as a decrease in risk of injury.

NUTRITION:

Cartilage is a shock absorber in the joints, helping to aid friction free movement and flexibility. Omega-3 fatty acids are effective in slowing down the break down of cartilage, so by including oily fish in your diet 2-3 times a week you can help relieve joint stiffness and reduce the risk of developing osteoarthritis.

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