Making sure your hips are open & well stretched can lead to better walking & running. Your hips are one of the largest joints in your body.
Not only are your hips at the base of your spine but the hip joint controls movements in your thigh bone (femur) which means that at times when you experience knee problems, they can be caused by a lack of openness at the hip joint.
Bottom line – incorporate some hip opening moves into your stretching as a preventative measure.
Hip opening exercises can include:A cobbler’s pose where you sit on the floor with your feet touching, back straight, knees splayed outward.
or even a simple squat where your feet are shoulder-width part and you almost sit down so that your butt is very close to the ground with your hands together in a prayer position and your elbows and your arms are pushing your knees further apart.
These simple exercises can help you to open your hip joint and help you maintaining your healthy lifestyle.
Davelle Morrison is the owner of Karmic Fitness and has been an avid fitness enthusiast for her entire life.
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