Are you enjoying some nice summer walks? Try out top 3 stretches to do before you go for a walk to help you move better and feel better.
Hi this is Dana Ranahan from Body Works Sports Physiotherapy and I'm about to just go for a nice walk on this gorgeous sunny day. So are you getting out for walks this summer to enjoy yourself? I'm going to show you the top three stretches you should do before you go for a walk just to ensure your body is moving well.
So first off, I'm going to get you to do a nice reach up towards the sky and you can do a little bit of a side stretch. Side to side to open up some of the work in here. So when you walk you can get a nice movement through your side. You can also add a little bit of a stretch through your hip, keeping your buttocks tucked in, raising up as you stretch. That helps to open up a bit through the hip flexors. That's number one.
Second stretch would be stretching your quad where you're going to grab your foot, try to maintain your knee in alignment and hold for about 30 to 60 seconds each leg just to work on some mobility in through those legs.
And finally I'm going to do a little quick hamstring stretch. Keeping my pelvis neutral and sticking my foot up, sinking back to get some stretch through the back of the leg.
So give those three stretches a try. Hope you enjoy your nice walk and get out and enjoy the lovely weather. If you have any other questions, check out our website at www.body-works.ca