Do you sit for long periods of time each day? Do you ever experience low back pain or discomfort as a result of it? Prolonged sitting reduces our hip mobility. Our glutes become weak and our hip flexors become shortened. This isn’t good because the lower back gets recruited to help compensate during everyday activities like bending over to tie your shoes or picking something up from the floor.
Increasing or maintaining hip mobility is something to work towards on a daily basis. Our hips are the base for most of our movement. Walking for activity is okay at improving hip health because it increases the blood flow to our hips but we also need a good dose of hip mobility work that puts our hip joint through full ranges of motion.
Here are 4 simple exercises you can perform 10 reps of each day to maintain or restore hip mobility.