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Intermediate Stretches for Walkers

These moves, for people with some stretching experience, were designed by Walk at Home fitness trainer Leslie Sansone to get your body ready for walking or cool it down afterwards.

By Angela Law

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hanstring and lower back stretch
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Hamstring and Lower Back Stretch

Lie down on your back. Bend legs so the bottoms of your feet are flat on the floor. Knees should be hip-width apart. Keeping your right leg bent, grasp the right thigh with both hands, just above the knee and bring it in towards your chest. Hold it there for 10 to 15 seconds. Then, extend the leg straight up in the air so it's at a 90-degree angle from your body. Hold that stretch for another 10 to 15 seconds. Repeat the stretch with the other leg.

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Watch Leslie Sansone demonstrate each move.

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