Published: May 13th 2020
If you have tight hip flexors from sitting too much you may be kicking your body into fat-storing mode and it has nothing to do with inactivity.
As the body's "fight or flight" muscle, your psoas (hip flexors) is deeply connected to our natural survival instinct. It instantly tightens in moments of danger to either protect you (in a fetal position) or help you run, fueled by the release of adrenaline.
However, if your psoas (hip flexors) is constantly tight from sitting too much, it signals to the body you are in constant danger, leading to overworking of the adrenal gland.
When this happens, your immune system suffers and your body automatically switches into fat storing mode in anticipation of danger. Can't shift that weight? Blame those tight hip flexors known as your "survival muscle".
If you have a desk job, drive to work or like to relax on the couch, congratulations you're like a lot of other people. Sure you can decrease the amount of time you spend sitting but overall there's no way around it. So what should you do?
Personally I recommend that you incorporate these 10 Simple Moves into your day. They take less than 15-minutes and can unlock your hip flexors (survival muscle) so that you're not stuck in fat-storing mode.
10 Simple Moves To Do If You Sit Too Much < --- Helps you burn fat
Give it a try, you'll bring vitality back into your life so that you can be lean, active and energetic for yourself and loved ones.