Feeling a little stiff lately? Whether it’s feeling sore after a challenging leg workout or difficulty doing everyday activities as we age, no one should overlook the benefits of leg stretches! Not only do they prevent stiffness, they also improve flexibility. Our legs are made up of muscles, tendons, ligaments, and bones. All of which get a workout on a daily basis and for those who work out regularly, they get used a lot!
When these muscles and joints become stiff and tight, you’ll experience what’s called a decrease in flexibility. When this happens, what used to be an easy, everyday task like tying shoelaces, now becomes more challenging and difficult.
To improve flexibility and get back to doing the activities you enjoy the most, try these 10 leg stretches…
Seated Hamstring Stretch
While seated on the ground, straighten out on leg and slowly lower your chest towards this leg. Attempt to reach your toes. This stretch should be felt behind the leg that is straight out in front of you.