It’s easy to build up tension in your hips and leg muscles, but without proper exercise this tension can increase your risk of injury, especially as you age.
Hip and joint problems and injuries are more common in the elderly, but that doesn’t mean that people of all ages can’t benefit from regular stretching to loosen up the muscles in their hips and legs.
Decreased discomfort and increased mobility are things that can benefit everyone. Here are some simple stretches designed to reduce tension in the hips and legs.
1. Seated Butterfly Stretch
Sit on the floor with your legs folded and the soles of your feet touching. Slowly bend forward from the hips, with your back straight, until you start to feel tension in your back. Hold this pose for 30 seconds before slowly returning to your start position.