Best and Worst Workouts for Flexibility

Not as flexible as you should be? Your exercise regimen could be helping—or making things worse.
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Almost every yoga pose involves and improves flexibility, either by holding a stretch for several breaths (think Warrior or Forward Bend) or moving consistently (à la Sun Salutation). A recent analysis of 10 studies with more than 500 participants gave yoga a gold star for increasing upper and lower body flexibility (along with strength, balance, and weight loss).

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