Hip, Knee & Leg EBook - US

Step 2: Enhance Your Flexibility

We are creatures of movement. Our body systems rely on movement to function properly. Studies show that even for young people, 2 weeks of physical inactivity leads to 30% loss of muscle mass(2). In turn this also leads to loss of flexibility within the joints of the body. Your hip, knee and ankle joints work together to allow you to walk freely. When one of these areas becomes tighter, it can double or triple the load on the other joints.

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Your hip joints and pelvis need to be flexible. The majority ofmovement when you squat or benddownduring the day comes from your hips. When your hips lose their flexibility, the strain is transferred to your spine and knees, causing abnormal wear and tear.

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