We have been living in this COVID world for nearly a year at this point. For most of us, spending so much time in isolation has meant less movement and more sitting. That means achey joints and tight hips. Today I am going to take you through a hip mobility and corrective exercise routine that will make your body feel better!
Let me walk you through what sitting does to your body.
Sitting all day causes your hip flexors to shorten. When you sit for long periods of time, your hips are stuck in that crunched, tight position that whole time.
Your abs and butt muscles are very relaxed when you are sat down. So the longer you sit, the weaker those muscles become.
Depending on your posture while you are seated, your low back, shoulders, and neck may also be in weird positions that will hurt later.
I could go on, but I won’t. Basically, sitting screws up the body. But that is why corrective exercise exists.
If you sit for long periods of time, I highly encourage you to get up and walk around every hour. This will prevent your muscles and joints from getting too stiff. You should also do corrective exercise a few times a week to fix all of the damage sitting does.
What is corrective exercise?
Corrective exercise is a nice blend of strength training and stretching. This type of movement corrects all of the imbalances in the body.
Since sitting makes your hips tight and your butt and abs weak, today we will be working on those things. I am going to take you through some really effective hip stretches, teach you some basic core strengthen movements, and activate your butt muscles. If that sounds like something you need, try the video below!
If you suffer from joint pain, please send me a message so I can give you some personalized advice!
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