Your Daily Stretches: #1 Hip Flexor
Stiff joints aren’t Inevitable as you age (despite any evidence you’ve seen at family reunions). “Release tight muscles and take your body through its full range of motion, and you can regain flexibility,” says physical therapist David Reavy.
Lunge forward deeply on your right leg, dropping left knee to floor. Keeping torso tall, shift weight onto right foot and press hips forward, hands on right thigh. You should feel a stretch in your left hip. Hold 30 seconds; repeat on opposite leg.
If your knees need extra support, try a plush yoga mat ($58) to take the stress off your joints.
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