Flexibility activities help you to move more easily and keep your joints healthy. Take time to relax and stretch. Five to ten minutes a day of easy stretching will reduce potential injuries and increase the range of motion of your joints. Stretching releases tension and helps you cope with the demands of life! In addition, stretching will improve your posture and generally make you feel good all over. Warm up your muscles with 5 to 10 minutes of easy walking and then stretch your large muscle groups using slow stretching and holding techniques. Do the stretch slowly in a controlled fashion, without bouncing. Hold the stretch for 15-20 seconds. Take deep, slow breaths.
Many community centers and fitness clubs offer stretching classes. These classes are a great way to learn to stretch properly and they are good for your social life!