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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.
ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerKirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Last RevisedNovember 10, 2010

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