“Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.”
~ John F. Kennedy
Toning your core with these four exercises, three to four times a week.
1. Knee Fold Tuck
(A) Sit tall, hands on floor, knees bent, squeezing a playground ball between them.
(B) Lift knees so shins are about parallel to the floor; extend arms. Pull knees toward shoulders, keeping upper body still. Bring knees back to starting position. Repeat 15 to 20 times.
2. Side Balance Crunch
(A) Begin with left knee and left hand on the floor, right arm straight up. Extend right leg so your body forms a straight line.
(B) Pull right knee toward torso and right elbow toward knee. Straighten arm and leg. Repeat 10 times, then switch sides.
3. Circle Plank
Start in a plank position with abs tight.
(A) Pull right knee in and circle it clockwise, then
(B) counterclockwise. Keep the rest of your body stationary. Repeat five times, then switch legs.
4. Oblique Reach
Sit with knees bent and feet on floor.
(A) Straighten right leg. Roll spine into a C-curve. Place left hand behind head and extend right arm.
(B) Twist body to the left, roll back a bit more (and hold for one count), then come up. Do five reps, then switch sides.
Disclaimer: Be mindful of your physical abilities and medical conditions. Weight train at your own pace and respect your body's limitations. The Raeda Group, PLLC provides these tips only as suggestions for a healthier body.