Most gyms will be able to offer you a flexibility test, but if this is not an option, try this.
Lying on your back with your legs out straight. Lift one leg into the air and see how far you can reach up your leg. It is important to keep your back and head on the floor. It’s best if you’re at least able to touch your shins. In time see if you can work toward being able to touch your toes.
Spine-health is central to your sense of vibrant health.
The spine is an amazing thing and serves a number of different functions in the body.
Of course, it is the core of the skeleton, and central to all sorts of movement. A spine that doesn’t move freely will restrict movement, and almost invariably leads to some sort of chronic pain.
In addition, the spine provides stability and support and acts as a useful shock absorber.
But of the utmost importance, is its role in acting as a protective channel for the spinal cord and nerve roots. All the neurological signals (except cranial signals) pass through the channel of the spine, and its health is at the center of a fully functioning neurological system.