Day 41: Seated hamstring and hip stretch

Today's exercise, courtesy of fitness expert Cindy Whitmarsh, will take about three minutes. This exercise is great for stretching hips and hamstrings and will help relieve sciatic pain from sitting too long!
 
Step 1: Sit in chair; cross one ankle over the opposite knee.  
Step 2: Keep a straight back while leaning forward until you feel hamstring and lower back stretch. 
Step 3: Hold stretch for 15-30 seconds.
Step 4: Sit up straight again.
Step 5: Repeat 3 times.
Step 6: Switch sides and repeat entire exercise.
 
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About the author:
Cindy Whitmarsh is a 17-year veteran fitness professional. She has a bachelor's degree in corporate and community fitness/nutrition from North Dakota State University, and she holds credentials of ACE Certified Fitness Instructor, ACE Certified Lifestyle and Weight management, and NASN Licensed Sports Nutritionist. She has appeared in multiple infomercials, ExerciseTV features, and various news and fitness segments, is the author of "101 Ways to Workout with Weights" as well as two ultrafit cookbooks, and is a nutrition/fitness consultant to many athletes including San Diego Charger football players, San Diego Charger girls, and professional baseball players. For more information, visit her Web site.
 

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