Improving Hip Health and Mobility

This is a good post from todays’ the Zen To Fitness blog:

There is more and more evidence that our sedentary lifestyle is detrimental to our health.  There is an increase in obesity, cardiovascular disease, and type II diabetes to name a few.  Tight hips and reduced mobility is another consideration. Our long bouts of continual sitting shorten our hamstrings and hip flexors, and can cause lower back pain, and reduced mobility.   The blog also talks about some helpful exercises to counter tight hips, such as hip raises, lunges and yoga.  I recommend incorporating breaks in our sitting during the day.  Every 30 minutes, get up from your chair and walk around for a few minutes.  Swing your legs, do some sit and stands from your chair.   The goal is to keep your muscles around your hips from getting short and tight.  Sitting too much is not good for our bodies!   Get up frequently from your desk and move . This stuff really works!

About Jeff Fischer
I'm a certified personal trainer in the San Francisco Bay area.

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