12 Days of Fitness Exercises For the Holiday Season
Mobility is the foundation of movement. If joint and muscle are stiff, it is often difficult not only to move but also coordinate a series of movements like walking or climbing stairs. If you break down the act of stepping up on a curb with your L leg, you need good range of motion in both ankles and hips. The pelvis also needs to rotate around your hip as you step up. Shoulders and mid back also need mobility to rotate and counterbalance your lower half. As you can see, just the act of stepping or walking successfully not only requires mobility, but coordination and balance. If any of the following exercises are too challenging to complete, it may be time to follow up with a visit to your favorite physical therapy clinic.