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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.
    By Healthwise Staff
    Primary Medical Reviewer Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
    Specialist Medical Reviewer Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Last Revised July 23, 2012

    Last Revised: July 23, 2012

    Author: Healthwise Staff

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

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