Tight Hips? Here’s the Fix

It’s not news that sitting for prolonged periods of time can reek havoc on your body. Lack of movement can cause bad posture, nagging lower back pain, and neck strain – but did you know that sitting is also the primary cause of hip tightness? Sitting all day means rarely extending your hip flexors which in turn, makes them shorter. This shortening can create an unwanted domino effect on the alignment of your pelvis, lower back and lower body. Sitting all day also means you’re not engaging your glutes, making them harder to do their necessary firing in everyday movement or your workout which can create knee strain. In short, your hips don’t lie – actually they’re pretty much compulsive truth tellers. So let’s hit the play button and get down to the business of hips that need a fix!
Workouts like the Pilates method will aid in full body alignment by lengthening the spine, stabilize the pelvis & working to bring your pelvis into a neutral position. But even if you are a…

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