10/13/21-Walking Hamstring Stretch

To help promote exercise and walking in the workplace, this month’s WOW’s will focus on how to make the most out of your walks. Walking is a great form of exercise and can be done anywhere, anytime without the need of equipment or a gym membership. Walking has shown to increase physical fitness while simultaneously decreasing stress. Best of all, you can enjoy this beautiful fall weather and watch the leaves change color on your walking breaks!


This week’s WOW is to perform a hamstring stretch during your walks. As you are walking, bring your knee up and pull on your knee with both hands for one to two seconds. Then lower your knee and switch to the other side. Perform for 10 repetitions total on both sides. This walking hamstring stretch will open up the back of your legs and help with reducing back pain and discomfort.


Walking Hamstring Stretch 1
Walking Hamstring Stretch 2