The hips are another common problem area for people with arthritis. 1. Get on your hands and knees on a mat or comfortable carpet. 2. Extend one leg up and out behind you and hold it in that position for five seconds. 3. Repeat five times with each leg.
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Stretching can improve your range of motion, increase circulation, and calm your mind—which may help fend off injuries and illness, as well as bring on a better night’s sleep. Stand with your feet together and your arms straight overhead. Clasp your hands together, with your fingers interlaced and pointer fingers extended. Inhale as you reach
Using a towel, lie on your stomach. Attach the band your right foot and pull your heel to your butt. Hold this stretch for 1 min. Repeat 3 times. Change legs and repeat 3 times.
Gently bend your head forward while bringing your chin toward your chest. Stop when a stretch is felt in the back of your neck. Hold position for 15-30 seconds. Return to starting position. (Neck in midline position). Repeat above stretch 5 more
Lie on the floor with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Squeeze your gluteals and then push your hips up until there is a straight line through knee and hip to upper body and shoulders remain on the floor. Hold for 1 minute.
Sit on the floor with the stretching leg extended in front of you, keeping your toes pointed away from your face Bend the opposite leg and place the sole of the foot near your inner thigh Keeping your back straight, hinge forward at the hips to bring your chest towards your knee Hold 30 sec,