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3 Movements you need if you sit a lot

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Hey friend πŸ™‚

In this newsletter, you will discover 3 simple moves that can help undo the tightness and stiffness that comes from sitting all day.

If you spend most of your day sitting at a desk or in your car, your hips and spine get stuck in flexed positions. 

Over time, this can make you feel creaky and stiff. 

Your posture may suffer, making you look and feel older than your years.

The good news -

just a few minutes a day spent doing targeted stretches and mobility work can make a big difference.

You'll feel loosermore flexible, and more comfortable in your body. 

Your posture will improve. 

And you'll find it easier to participate in the activities you love, like gardening, hiking, or playing with your kids or grandkids.


Unfortunately,
most people don't know where to start when it comes to countering the effects of too much sitting. 

They try random stretches that don't target the right areas or they simply don't make time for stretching at all...

As a result, they continue to feel tight and restricted.

From doing these 3 simple moves consistently you will experience:

  • Reduced muscle tightness and stiffness, especially in the hips and spine
  • More freedom of movement and range of motion
  • Increased comfort doing daily activities
  • Improved posture

And the best part -

You don't need fancy equipment or a lot of time. 

In less than 5 minutes you will undo the stiffness from sitting.

Here’s how πŸ‘‡

Move 1: Mobility Move for the Spine and Lower Back

A supple spine is key to a pain-free back and overall well-being.

This exercise will help you maintain spinal health, ensuring you can bend, twist, and move freely without discomfort.

How to?
Repeat for 5 times on each side


Move 2: Stretch for Tight Hip Flexors

Sitting for long periods can shorten and tighten your hip flexors, leading to imbalance and discomfort.

This stretch is designed to counteract that tightness, promoting flexibility and reducing potential lower back pain.

Easy version: hold static for 30 sec. Arms straight.

Advanced version: do 5-10 pushups like demonstrated below


Move 3: Open Up Your Hip Joint

Healthy hip joints are crucial for maintaining balance, proper posture, and overall mobility.

This movement focuses on lubricating the hip joint, enhancing your range of motion, and making everyday movements smoother and more enjoyable.

How to?
Move slow. Repeat for 5-10 times on each side.


The key is consistency.

Set aside just 5 minutes a day to do these moves, and you'll feel the difference in your body in no time.

You'll regain freedom of movement and be able to participate fully in all your favorite activities.

Give these 3 moves a try and send this newsletter to a friend who need it πŸ˜‰

Have a wonderful day

Idan

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