By Jim Miller, Special to the Star-Advertiser
Dear Savvy Senior: Can you offer some good stretching tips for seniors who are staying home during the pandemic? I’ve gotten so stiff and achy in recent years that I have a hard time doing basic activities like bending over to tie my shoes. — Stiff as a Board
Dear Stiff: Of all possible exercises, stretching tends to be the most neglected, yet nothing is more vital to keeping an aging body limber and injury-free.
As we age, our muscles naturally lose their elasticity if you’re not active, which can make common day-to-day activities like reaching down to tie your shoes or looking over your shoulder to back your car out of the driveway difficult.
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