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The 1 Piece of Exercise Equipment Everybody Should Own

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What is the one piece of exercise equipment everybody should own?

It’s lightweight, inexpensive, easy to store, and you can take it along when traveling to get a killer workout.

What is it? A jump rope!

That said, sometimes it’s not as easy to pick up the jump rope as it was when you were a kid. But don’t worry, it’s like riding a bike — it will come back to you.…

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Relieve Neck and Shoulder Tension with 1 Simple Exercise

Relieve Neck and Shoulder Tension with 1 Simple Exercise

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This exercise — known as “static wall” — can help reduce tension and pain in the upper back, neck, and shoulders. Often pain and tension in these areas can be attributed to poor posture where the upper back rounds forward and the muscles of the hips and legs become tight from sitting.

This exercise works by allowing your upper back to straighten out against the flat surface of the floor while stretching and strengthening muscles of the hips and legs.…

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Build Core Strength and Better Posture: How to Do the 4-Way Plank

Build Core Strength and Better Posture with the 4-Way Plank

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If you are looking for a quick and effective way to tone your midsection and give your entire body a workout, give this four-way plank a try. When done properly, this series of exercises not only strengthens the midsection but improves posture from head to toe. Improving posture is important for preventing future injury while working out.

Work up to holding each of the following four positions for one minute each.…

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Quick and Easy Way to Alleviate Low Back Pain

The Quick and Easy Way to Alleviate Low Back Pain

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Practicing this position — called “static back” — allows gravity to work with us to begin to achieve symmetry within our bodies. When our bodies are off balance, we experience pain and limited range of motion. Static back allows the muscles of the low back to relax, and with the hips and knees at ninety degrees, the pelvis is able to settle into a more symmetrical position against the floor.…

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The 2-Minute Workout You Can Do Anywhere

The 2-Minute Workout You Can Do Anywhere

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Walkouts are a quick and simple way to improve flexibility, strength, and cardio at the same time. The best part is this exercise requires no equipment and very little space.

Try walkouts as a way to break up your work day with movement or do these at home in the evening in front of the TV during the commercials.

2-Minute Workout Instructions
  1. Stand with your feet pointing straight and hip width apart.
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