You and I probably spend too much time sitting. Excessive sitting makes our hips very tight, which in turn, can affect our posture and make it harder to perform our best or move freely in general. If you have to sit for work, try a few of these hip stretches daily to keep that important joint healthy.

In their video, GMB Fitness walks you through eight gentle movements and stretches. You may already know some of them, in fact. These include lying on your back and gently moving your hips back and forth, a stretch for your piriformis (which gets notoriously tight for most people), an active “butterfly” stretch, the frog, the kneeling lunge, and more.

With hip stretches, it’s important that you get your pelvis properly aligned (not tilted too far forward or backward) to feel the stretch in the right areas. One way is to imagine that your pelvis is a bowl of water and you don’t want to spill a drop.


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