- Reviewed by Christopher P. Cannon, MD, Editor in Chief, Harvard Heart Letter; Editorial Advisory Board Member, Harvard Health Publishing
This simple leg exercise helps strengthen your outer thighs, hips, and backside, which can improve the range of motion in your hips and improve your stability. It's a great way to use muscles that aren't active when you sit for long stretches of time. You can do it pretty much anywhere, so try doing a set or two randomly during the day (for instance, if you're on hold on a call).
Starting position: Stand up straight with your feet together and your hands on your hips.
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About the Author
Julie Corliss, Executive Editor, Harvard Heart Letter
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Christopher P. Cannon, MD, Editor in Chief, Harvard Heart Letter; Editorial Advisory Board Member, Harvard Health Publishing
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