If you’re moaning about how stiff your hips are and think you don’t have time to stretch 'em out, consider this: When you stretch consistently, a little bit goes a long way toward helping you maintain optimal range of motion (which should be your goal).
So adopt an “anything is better than nothing” attitude about your hip mobility maintenance and aim to do at least one stretch a day. Here’s one to get you going…
- Lie down and cross your right knee all the way over your right, as if you were sitting in a chair.
- Hug those crossed legs into your chest, holding whatever you can reach (shins/ankles/feet).
- Keep both feet flexed and pull the shins apart to further rotate the thighs and deepen the stretch.
- Hold for 10 deep breaths before switching sides.
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