Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Are you drinking your sugar intake? > Health-in-Motion Updated 04 April 2016 Hamstring stretch for lower back pain A little-known cause of low back pain is tight hamstrings. Simple hamstring stretching exercises can help decrease the pressure on your pelvis and provide relief across your low back. Not all hamstring stretching approaches are good for all types of back conditions. Try this one: Warm up before stretching. A 10 minute walk will help get blood flowing to the hamstring muscles. Stand with one foot raised onto a chair. Keep your raised leg slightly bent, with your toes on the edge of the chair. Let your heel drop off the edge of the chair. Keep your back straight and gently move your chest towards your raised leg. As above, hold this stretch for about 20 to 30 seconds and repeat at least 2 to 3 times. Remember to breathe while holding the stretch. 0 More: Daily Dose: Are you drinking your sugar intake?Health-in-Motion advertisement Other news News Paramedic on red zones: 'They started stoning us and the ambulance' Medical Too little of this vitamin could harm young hearts Diet and nutrition Alarming increase in childhood obesity over 4 decades Medical Oral health basics: what you need to know Sex Why cardiac arrest during sex is deadlier than any other activity News A deadly story – the origins of poisoning From our sponsors R2000 Skin Renewal online store voucher up for grabs! Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know 8 strategies for treating both your bladder problems and your depression Symptoms differ from person to person, identifying what triggers your IBS Live healthier Don't even bother » SEE: When you cough, this is what happens to your body LISTEN: Can you spot the smoker’s cough? 7 cough remedies that definitely don’t work A chronic cough can be the bane of your life. Here are seven cough remedies you shouldn't waste your time with. Be in the know! » How to manage sensitive teeth 5 ways runners mess up their teeth Oral health basics: what you need to know Dr Simon Reeves talks us through the importance of oral health basics. Here’s how to care for your teeth properly.