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as you exhale, bend slightly forward, “hinging” at your hips. Keep your shoulders back (don’t let them hunch!), and keep your spine straight. Remember to do both sides!

Full Body Buddy Stretch42 This is a great stretch to do with a buddy and will loosen up your entire body (shoulders, arms, back, and legs). Sit on the floor facing your buddy, and place your feet against your buddy’s feet. Both of you should grab one end of a resistance band or towel. Depending on each person’s flexibility, you may need to loop two bands or towels together (the image below shows two bands looped together). Slowly pull the band or towel so that your buddy bends forward and you lean backward. Hold position for 10-30 seconds, and slowly return to starting position. Now it’s your buddy’s turn to pull the band or towel so that you bend forward and your buddy leans backward.

Daily Fitness Log Please refer to the Daily Exercise Log tab to track the exercises you learn in the SHE program.

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Full body buddy stretch [photograph]. National Institute on Aging at NIH. Retrieved from

http://www.nia.nih.gov/sites/default/files/nia_exercise_and_physical_activity.pdf

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