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Work It Girl: Hamstring Stretch

If you work at a desk all day and your lower back is not too happy about all that sitting, here's a great stretch to get you on your feet and relieve some of that tightness.

  • Place your right foot up on your chair, or all the way up on your desk if you're a little bit more flexible. Place your hands on the chair or desk, or somewhere on your leg.
  • Keep both legs straight, lengthen your spine, and gently fold your torso over your right thigh. Think about reaching the crown of your head towards your toes. Scrunch your shoulders all the way up towards your ears, and then release them down toward your waist. You can keep your head lifted, or drop your nose toward your leg to release the back of your neck.
  • Stay here for at least five slow, deep breaths, and then do the other side.

While you might not be able to just plop your foot on your desk or chair without your coworkers raising their eyebrows, you can try this stretch in the privacy and comfort of your own home.

Fit's Tips: Looking for other stretches to do at your desk? Try these stretches.

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