We all rely on our hip flexor muscles to walk, bend over, climb stairs, and assist with good posture. Problem is, most Americans lead lifestyles that limit hip movements to sitting or standing, so as we grow older, our mobility, flexibility, and balance can be affected. Bottom line: Risk of injury goes up and ability to be active goes down. But you can avoid that with some easy stretching to increase hip flexibility:
1. Lunge forward on left foot.
2. Bend left knee 90 degrees, lowering right knee to the floor.
3. Tilt pelvis forward until you feel mild tension in the right hip. Return to standing position.
4. Repeat on opposite side.
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