7 Tips for Taking Your Exercise Outdoors this Winter Don’t wait until spring to continue (or start) your exercise routine: If you don’t belong to a gym, remember that the cold weather can be invigorating and a refreshing change of pace! As always, exercise will reduce stress and help clear your mind. If you’re feeling […]
Leg pain has many different causes, and while most people wouldn’t typically associate leg pain with back problems, there are several ways that the back has been linked to chronic pain in the lower extremities. If you are suffering from leg pain, a surgeon will be able to determine the cause of the pain, and […]
Flexible, strong muscles are the best way to keep your knees healthy and prevent future injury, so even if you have some knee pain, developing an exercise routine that will strengthen the surrounding muscles can help you in more ways than one. Strengthening the muscles surrounding your knee helps to alleviate some of the stress […]
Stress can contribute to a number of medical problems and create health concerns over the short and long term. When the body is under stress for any reason, powerful hormones called adrenaline and cortisol are released into the body to help cope with the stress. However, the long-term impact of continued stress can be pronounced, […]
Staying Active Improves Health As you age, you may be tempted to temper your exercise habits due to fear of injury or diminished energy levels. However, research has shown that staying active throughout your life can actually help to prevent strokes, improve life expectancy, reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s, and may even alter DNA to […]
Great Shoulder Exercises for Improved Flexibility and Range of Motion An exercise program that incorporates targeted strength training exercises is ideal for people of all ages. Staying active helps people to maintain optimal body weight and is especially important to help prevent injuries and diseases and to improve overall wellbeing. Shoulder injuries are very common […]
Top Hip Strengthening Exercises
Hip strength is essential to maintaining good health and preventing hip related injuries. In addition, athletes and runners can also benefit from strengthened hips, as it provides them the vehicle to achieve maximum performance. Performing routine hip strengthening exercises throughout early adulthood can help to build stronger bone mass and reduce the risk of bone conditions such as osteoporosis in future. Regardless of age, adopting these hip strengthening exercises can lead to better overall health and reduce the risk of falls and related injuries.
Water-Based Hip Strengthening Exercises
Water exercises are ideal for hip strengthening because it minimizes the impact on joints, tendons, and ligaments. Patients experiencing hip pain can benefit from deep water running, walking, and even jumping jacks. By attaching a buoyancy belt or flotation device to the body, patients can perform these exercises safely and easily. Other water-based exercises include leg raises, knee to chest exercises, or other exercises designed to strengthen the hip abductors.