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Stretching keeps you flexible and improves your range of motion, or how far you can move your joints in certain directions. It also helps you lower your odds of pain and injuries. Always warm up with a 5-minute walk first. Lie down when you’re ready to stretch your hamstring. Loop a bed sheet around your right foot. Use the sheet to help pull the straight leg up.

Hold for 20 seconds, then lower the leg. Hold onto a chair for balance. Step back with your left leg, and slowly straighten it behind you. Press your left heel toward the floor. You should feel the stretch in the calf of your back leg. Repeat twice, then switch legs.

For more of a stretch, lean forward and bend the right knee deeper — but don’t let it go past your toes. Build muscle strength to help support weak joints. Lie on the floor, upper body supported by your elbows. Bend your left knee, foot on the floor. Keep the right leg straight, toes pointed up. Tighten your thigh muscles and raise your right leg. Pause, as shown, for 3 seconds.