Mobility is one of the most overlooked aspects of fitness and often gets left out when you’re in a hurry to get out of the gym and back to life. These excuseproof stretches can be done in each room of your home and are easily integrated into your daily life to increase flexibility, manage stress and improve energy, sleep and vitality.
The Living Room Stretch
Targets: hip flexors, side body
Kneel facing away from a chair or couch and lift your left heel up to your glutes. Slide your leg back behind you so your shin is as close to the couch as possible and your thigh is perpendicular to the floor. Bring your right leg forward with your knee bent 90 degrees and tuck your pelvis so you feel a stretch in your left hip flexor. Reach both arms overhead, grab your left wrist with your right hand, and lift up and over to the right while keeping your hips square. Hold and breathe deeply for three seconds, then return to the start. Do five reps on each side.