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It's been proven: Exercise makes a difference in the quality and length of your life.
A new workout promises to reshape your body.
Warming up is an essential part of a successful workout. You want to be sure your muscles are loose to allow you flexibility, and to prevent cramping.Treating Exercise Injuries
Minor aches and pains are inevitable, but with care you should be able to prevent most injuries and treat many others yourself.
This movement emphasizes mobility and is a great warm-up for your chest muscles.Single Straight-Leg Stretch
This movement strengthens the abdominal muscles by the opposition of keeping the back flat on the floor while changing legs.
Use this movement to strengthen your abs and your lower back. The motion of your arms and the weight of your legs will challenge you to keep your spine in a neutral position through the workout.
Try these techniques to prevent back pain.
Originally published on LHJ.com, July 2007.