Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: The 10 best yoga poses for men > 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: The 10 best yoga poses for menHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Medical SA's hungry children could have this problem later on News Is almond milk good for you? Medical This man recognised and treated his own heart attack Medical 5 home remedies for fungal infections News Is this new ‘triple pill’ the answer to high blood pressure? Medical New medication approved for multidrug-resistant HIV From our sponsors Managing diabetes in the workplace Back-to-school with diabetes Live healthier Effects on your brain? » 5 ways to get more seafood into your diet Mercury in fish may raise ALS risk Is it bad for your brain if you literally never eat fish? Calling all grown-ass picky eaters! Eeewwww! » ‘Why is my cough worse at night?’ SEE: When you cough, this is what happens to your body Can you get sick if someone coughs on you? The fine saliva mist emitted by a cough remains suspended in the air for up to 10 minutes.