Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Health Tip: Stretch Your Hamstrings

(HealthDay News) -- The hamstring is a muscle that runs along the back of the thigh. Pulling this muscle can be quite painful.

A simple stretch can help prevent a pulled hamstring if done before and after exercise, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons:
  • Sit down on the floor and straighten out one leg, and bend your other leg.
  • Place the sole of your foot of your bent leg against the inside of your straight leg.
  • Leaning forward a little bit, extend your arms and touch the toes of your straight leg.
  • Keep your toes pointing upward and your foot and ankle relaxed.
  • Hold that position for 30 seconds.
  • Switch and perform the stretch on the other leg.

No comments:


Health Begins In The Colon

Health Begins In The Colon

[ learn more ]

Add to Cart

The REAL Secret to Health is Finally Revealed! Did you know that disease starts and health begins in the colon? You can read more about how to better your health in Dr. Group's exclusive book