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Lower Body Exercises: Hip Flexor

Man kneeling on one knee doing hip stretch.This exercise stretches and strengthens your lower body to help your back. As you work out, don’t rush or strain. Use an exercise mat, pillow, or folded towel to protect your knees and other sensitive areas.

  • Kneel on the floor. Put one foot on the floor in front of you, with the knee slightly bent. If you need to, hold on to a chair for balance. Tighten your abdomen.

  • Move your hips forward, keeping your back and shoulders upright. Feel the stretch in the front of your hip.

  • Hold for 30-60 seconds. Return to starting position.

  • Repeat 2 times. Switch sides. 

  • Repeat ___ times per day.

For your safety, check with your healthcare provider before starting an exercise program.

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