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Forward Bend


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.
ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerKirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Last RevisedJuly 23, 2012

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