Ten Exercises for Healthy Hips

Hip Flexor Stretch: Kneel on one knee with the other foot planted in front and gently lean forward, feeling a stretch in the front of the hip of the kneeling leg.

Glute Bridges: Lie on your back with knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Lift your hips toward the ceiling while squeezing your glutes, then lower back down.

Clamshells: Lie on your side with knees bent and hips stacked. Keeping your feet together, open your top knee as far as you can, then close it.

Side Leg Raises: Lie on your side with legs straight. Lift your top leg toward the ceiling, then lower it back down.

Hip Circles: Stand tall and lift one knee toward your chest. Rotate the knee out to the side, then back and down in a circular motion.

Squats: Stand with feet shoulder-width apart and lower into a squat position, keeping your knees in line with your toes.

Resistance Band: Place a resistance band around your ankles and stand tall. Step to the side against the resistance of the band.

Hip Extension with Resistance Band: Attach a resistance band to a sturdy object and loop it around one ankle.

Lunges: Stand with feet together and step one foot forward into a lunge position. Lower your body until both knees are bent at a 90-degree angle.

Piriformis Stretch: Sit on the floor with one leg bent and the other crossed over it. Hug your knee toward your chest, feeling a stretch in the buttock of the crossed leg.