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This Simple Mobility Flow Will Help You Stay Loose at Home

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This Simple Mobility Flow Will Help You Stay Loose at Home

Men’s Health Advisory Board member Dan Giordano leads us through his go-to routine.

BY BRETT WILLIAMSMAR 25, 2020

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While the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has halted the cadence of everyday life for just about everyone, the world is now beginning to adjust. We’re all handling the challenges of social distancing and self-isolation differently—but that doesn’t mean that we have to go it completely alone in every sense.

At Men’s Health, we’re using this period as an opportunity to build up our community and share as much useful, positive information as possible. For everyone stuck missing their typical workout routines with gyms and fitness centers closed down, we’ve done our best to provide as many at-home workout options as possible. But that’s just the start. We’re also hosting live workout sessions on Instagram with some of our favorite trainers to fill the fitness class-shaped void in your daily routine.

Dan Giordano, D.P.T. C.S.C.S., a Men’s Health Advisory Board member and practicing physical therapist, hosted the latest session from his New York City apartment. All you need to do the workout from your own home is a yoga mat (and a towel, if you want some extra knee padding). This routine aims to help you hone your mobility, a flow that you can try to do every single day. If you’re feeling particularly tight, you can even try it twice.

“Mobility is the ability of a joint to move actively through a range of motion,” Giordano says. “It is very important during this time that we continue to work on our mobility in order to improve your movement quality and your body awareness.”

Hopefully, you were able to catch the session live and joined in the fun. For everyone else, here’s the workout so you can follow along at home.

“Movement can keep improve blood flow, improve circulation and prep your nervous system,” Giordano continued on Instagram after the session. “Also by improving circulation, immune system cells will be able to move freely throughout your body in order to be effective and efficient. Circulation may also help flush bacteria out of your airways and lungs, which can reduce your chance of getting an infection.”

Stay up to date with our workouts every single weekday at 12 p.m. ET. Want to keep up with the sessions you’ve missed? Check out the whole collection here

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BRETT WILLIAMS Brett Williams, an associate fitness editor at Men’s Health, is a former pro football player and tech reporter who splits his workout time between strength and conditioning training, martial arts, and running.