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3 Exercises to Add to Your Workout

By Virginia Laird

As you begin to get serious about your health and fitness, it can be difficult to find exercises that can be done at home, at the gym, or wherever else you may be. Fitness experts have offered a few exercises that can help you get started on a path to a healthier and more fit version of you.

  • Planks build core strength
  • Walk (or run) the stairs
  • Add squats to your day

Planks Build Core Strength

Core strength is vital to many aspects of your overall health. It helps with correct posture. A strong core can help prevent back injury. Many fitness instructors use planks to help strengthen the core muscles. Check out this link to find the correct way to plank in order to prevent injury. 

Walk (or Run) the Stairs

There are many who will face the daily question of taking the stairs or choosing the elevator. While hopping on the elevator is quite tempting, it is healthier to take the stairs. This is not to say you should climb 20 flights of stairs to get to your office. However, choosing to take the stairs at work can both build cardio and tone your legs. Fitness gurus suggest that if you are confronted with a few flights of stairs, choose the climb. Keep in mind that you will feel the joy of exercise soreness the first couple of days. This is a sign of positive change, love the stiffness your muscles will feel. It will go away as you make taking the stairs a habit. 

Add Squats to Your Day

Adding squats, as part of your daily routine, can help tone your leg muscles. Almost daily, there are millions searching for help to shape up their thigh muscles. This is the one area of the body that can prove to be a great struggle. Rather that throwing in the towel on making improvements in this area, try squats. There are a wide variety of squats you can try. Check this link out for ideas to keep your squats full of life.     

Now is the time to take control of your health and exercise program. Start making time to add these exercises to your daily workout regimen. You won't be sorry. Best of luck! 

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Midlothian, Va.

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