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Planking for Beginners

planking exercise

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  • Core body strength is essential to the power in your upper and lower body, your ability to move easily, and to reduce your potential for back pain
  • Holding an abdominal plank for two minutes is a good indicator of your overall physical fitness
  • Simple plank exercises designed for beginners may be accomplished in just minutes each day and can be adjusted to add more challenge as you advance

By Dr. Mercola

Exercise is one of the core pillars of optimal health. It is an essential tool in your arsenal of lifestyle choices if you want to reduce or eliminate medication, improve your strength and flexibility or enjoy your everyday life with more energy and vitality. It is relatively impossible to achieve optimal health without exercise. Your body was designed for movement and it's never too late to get started. No matter how old you are or how out of shape you think you've become, today is the day you can start to improve your future.

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