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5 Movements That Reveal Your Fitness Weaknesses

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  • There’s a connection between mobility and health, and if you struggle to perform the five simple movements reviewed in this article, it may be an indication that you need to get back in shape
  • A strong core and upper body allows you to maintain good posture, balance, and stability, and conduct movements like reaching and bending. Exercises that assess core strength are the classic push-up and the plank
  • The squat indicates hip flexibility and leg strength; the dumbbell overhead press assesses shoulder strength and range of motion; and the forward lunge tests your balance and coordination

By Dr. Mercola

Poor balance and coordination, weakness or inflexibility in your arms, hips and legs, poor posture, and lack of core strength — these are all factors resulting from inactivity that can lead to stumbling, falls, disability, declining health, and premature death.


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