This exercise stretches and strengthens your back muscles.
- Sit comfortably in a chair, and relax your arms.
- 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.
- Hold for 15 to 30 seconds and then slowly sit up straight.
- Repeat 2 to 4 times or to your comfort level.
Primary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerKirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Current as ofSeptember 9, 2014