When you woke up this morning to plan your day and activities you may not have immediately thought to yourself "what mobility exercises can I do today?" Mobility exercises can be often overlooked in the fitness world but as we age, it's important that we incorporate these types of movements into our weekly fitness routine.
You may think flexibility and mobility are one in the same but actually, flexibility refers to the ability to lengthen or hold a muscle in a stretch. Mobility refers to the range of motion of your joints. When you think of mobility exercises think of moving your arm around in windmill motion.
These exercises are specifically geared towards training your range of motion around joints. When our mobility decreases, over time it can become more difficult to do simple tasks like getting in and out of the car, bending down to put on shoes or reaching up to grab something off a shelf in the pantry
Immobility can also lead to difficulty walking and poor posture. Too much sitting causes the hip flexors to become so tight that they’re unable to open properly when you walk. Over time you take shorter steps which can lead to the likelihood to shuffle your feet as you walk when you age and your body to hunch over.
The good news is that these simple exercises, when practiced regularly, can help prevent these issues now and slow some of the issues that happen with age!
Here are my top mobility exercises for women over 40. Do each one for about 30 seconds or you can scroll down and do our Mobility Training Video which is 20 minutes long and feels sooooo good when you're done.
I hope this inspired you to exercise more consistently so you can improve your mobility!
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