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Move of the month: Crescent stretch

By , Executive Editor, Harvard Heart Letter

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This simple yoga pose stretches the sides of your torso and also helps strengthen your core. (If you have back problems or recently had abdominal surgery, check with your doctor before doing this move.)

Starting position: Sit up straight in a chair with your feet flat on the floor. Relax your arms at your sides.

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Julie Corliss, Executive Editor, Harvard Heart Letter

Julie Corliss is the executive editor of the Harvard Heart Letter. Before working at Harvard, she was a medical writer and editor at HealthNews, a consumer newsletter affiliated with The New England Journal of Medicine. She … See Full Bio
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Christopher P. Cannon, MD, Editor in Chief, Harvard Heart Letter; Editorial Advisory Board Member, Harvard Health Publishing

Dr. Christopher P. Cannon is editor in chief of the Harvard Heart Letter. He is a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, and senior physician in the Preventive Cardiology section of the Cardiovascular Division at … See Full Bio
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