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Forward-bend exercise

This exercise stretches and strengthens your back muscles.

  1. Sit comfortably in a chair, and relax your arms.
  2. Slowly bend forward, allowing your arms to hang down in front of you. Lean only as far as you can without feeling discomfort or pressure on your belly.
  3. Hold for 15 to 30 seconds and then slowly sit up straight.
  4. Repeat 2 to 4 times or to your comfort level.
By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Current as of June 4, 2014

Current as of: June 4, 2014

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology

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