Back Pain Relief Tip Of The Day: Stretch Your Hamstrings

Hamstring_StretchingMany adults complain about lower-back pain.

One cause is tight hamstring muscles.

Here’s a safe, simple way to stretch them. Lie face-up on the floor. Bend your knees keeping your feet on the floor.

Reach under the right knee with both hands and pull your knee toward your chest; hold the stretch for 15–30 seconds.
From this position, loop a towel around the ankle or calf, and extend your leg toward the ceiling.

Keeping your leg straight, slowly pull the towel towards your face. Hold for 15–30 seconds. Switch sides and repeat.

Stretch each leg four–five times, three days per week.

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