3. Can You Touch Your Toes While Seated?
Touching your toes isn’t as easy at it looks.
By the time you’re 40 years old, it may even seem like a daunting task, but research is showing that flexibility may have a bigger role in health than we expect.
A provocative study published in the journal Heart and Circulatory Physiology (3) suggests that a less flexible body indicates arterial stiffening.
Supple arterial walls allow the blood to move freely through the body.
Stiff arteries require the heart to work much harder to force blood through the unyielding vessels.
Over time this could contribute to a greater risk for heart attack and stroke, warns Kenta Yamamoto, a researcher at North Texas and lead author of the study.
The result of this study was a clear correlation between inflexible bodies and inflexible arteries in subjects older than 40. via NewYorkTimes