30 Jul '16, 10pm

5 Hip Stretches That Undo The Effects Of Sitting

5 Hip Stretches That Undo The Effects Of Sitting

Most of us are guilty of sitting down longer than we should. Whether it’s at work, school or home, sitting for long can lead to serious health problems. You probably know the obvious repercussions like weight gain, but sitting can also tighten and weaken your hips. If you think tight hips is not a big problem, think again. Weak or tight hip muscles cause bad posture, back pain and knee pain. So it’s important to stretch your hips frequently. Below are 5 stretches you can do every day to keep your hips flexible and strong. 1. Spiderman stretch This stretch will also loosen your hamstrings. How to perform: Get in the push up position, then step forward with your right foot until it’s in line with your right hand. Keep the left foot planted in the starting position and then push the hips forward for 5 seconds. Do at least 5 reps for the right leg and then alternate legs. 2. K...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/5-hip-stretches-that-und...

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