Move your hips! How often do you consider if you move your hips enough? Even if you enjoy exercising you many not have considered exercising your joints in order to increase range or motion, flexibility, muscular strength, and tendon or ligamentous resilience. While there are many specific exercises for the hips most often when we exercise we “jut do it” rather than think about what portion of our body is responsible for accomplishing it. Your hips are naturally quite important in holding your “square” or “Torso” on its frame. If you fail to move your hips you will likely find that you can’t get very far or that your balance is so poor that you have become predisposed to falling down. You might also experience tightness in the front, back, or sides or your leg. When hip tightness occurs some people develop abdominal, pelvic, groin, or knee pain. One thing is certain however. If you spend a little bit of time each day exercising your hips your posture, motion, mobility, out look will all improve. That can lead to less tension and a more relaxed approach to lifef. Learn more about the musculoskeletal system and numerous treatment options for it on piedmontpmr.com.