Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxic > 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 NEXT ON HEALTH24X Rare disease leaves 43-year-old man with 'penile stump' 2019-12-10 20:45 More: Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxicHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Lifestyle Can air pollution take a toll on your memory? News Telling the complex story of ‘medical xenophobia’ in South Africa Lifestyle Study finds smog particles can reach developing foetus Lifestyle Rare disease leaves 43-year-old man with 'penile stump' Medical Study links hair straighteners and dyes to breast cancer Lifestyle How well are you ageing? A blood test might tell Live healthier Lifestyle » E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places. Allergy » Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.