Flexible joints and a stretchable body is an indicator of the fact that you are ageing in a healthy manner. It is advised that you should not wait for you to age before you start working towards a more flexible body. You can start today. With few stretching exercises that target the lower half of your body, you will be in a perfect position to not only loosen your joints but also prepare your body for whatever strenuous workout you would be going for. Making these a part of your lower routine would improve the quality of your life and relieve you of any mild muscular or joint pains you might have.
5 Best Lower Body Stretch Exercises:
These exercises are easy-to-follow and won’t take more than a few minutes of your time. The stretching routine for the lower body targets the muscle groups and joints of hips, back thighs, front thighs,inner thighs, and calves.
This is pretty easy. Stand straight with your legs stretched apart. Shift your body’s weight to one leg and spread it out. Hold the position for a few seconds before repeating the same with the other leg.
Lower leg stretches:
This exercise is similar to the leg stretches with the only difference being that it requires you to bend a little low before stretching the legs.
Stand straight and hold your left leg in your left hand behind your glutes. Hold the position for a few seconds and maintain your balance while you do so. Repeat the same with the other leg.
Stand up stretch
stand in front of the stairs or a chair. Lift the right leg and place your foot on a step. With your feet pointing forward, extend the left leg a little back. Stay in this position for a few seconds all the while not letting the feet get off the floor.
Something we all liked to do as kids. Stand straight and try to touch your toes with the tip of your fingers as you bend down. Make sure you do not bend your knees in the process.
All these exercises, target different muscle groups and help them stretch. They are also good for making your lower body more flexible. Start your day with these exercises to loosen up your joints and improving your mobility throughout the day.