Do you spend 14 hours seated in front of the computer each day?
I regularly spend that amount of time and more. Folded up neatly in the shape of the office chair.
So imagine the shock to my body this long weekend when suddenly I spent eight hours a day up and down a ladder painting.
Bending and twisting into all sorts of convoluted positions to reach this corner and that light shade. Not to mention standing on tip toes either side of the bath in socks to reach the ceiling. (OHS issue maybe?)
Needless to say it was a great reminder of just how vital stretching is for good health.
So here is the latest in our Online Entrepreneur Fitness series:
Hip Flexor Stretch
The hip flexors are the muscles that attach from the pelvis to the femur. They are a group of muscles that flex to pull the knee upward. When seated for a long period of time the hip flexors which are in a contracted position become tight and you may feel the sensation of tight hips.
With the front knee bent and keeping the body up tall. Pushing through the hips until you feel the stretch. Hold for roughly 20-30 secs then change legs and repeat.
What do you think? Seem pretty simple? Your hips will thank you for it.
Let me know how you go with this stretch then share a favourite stretch of your own.