Forward bend

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This exercise stretches and strengthens your back muscles.

  1. Sit comfortably in a chair, with your arms relaxed.
  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 abdomen.
  3. Hold for a count of 5, then slowly sit up straight.
  4. Do this bend a total of 5 times or to your comfort level.

Last Updated: November 28, 2008

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

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