Many people—even ones who exercise regularly—often overlook the advantages of increasing their flexibility. Flexibility—alongside cardiovascular activities and strength—is one of the six pillars of fitness. (The other three are nutrition, rest and meditation.) Being more flexible can improve your balance and stability, reduce your chances of being heavily injured (even after a serious accident) and prevent arthritis in the long run. Additionally, flexible muscles are also the ones that get stronger quicker and help you exercise more effectively. Here are some tips that will help you improve your flexibility.