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Hip flexors get weak when we sit too much – but simple stretches and strengthening exercises can leave you less stiff

By Andrew Lavender, Senior Lecturer, Institute of Health and Wellbeing, Federation University Australia
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I am sure you’ve been told you should stand up and move away from your work stations or use a standing desk where possible. One of the major benefits of doing this is to activate and stretch the hip flexor area.

But what are the hip flexors, and why are they so important – and what happens if we let them get weak and stiff?

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