Exercises for Strength and Flexibility

  1. 5 Exercises to Prevent an Aching Neck

    Although neck pain can be the result of stress, age or injury, it is most often associated with poor posture.

  2. A Rotation That Starts at the Waist

    This back exercise improves strength and flexibility of your spine. Start by sitting in a sturdy chair, with your feet flat on the floor.

  3. Boost Your Flexibility with the Back Press

    The back press exercise strengthens your abdominal muscles and improves spinal flexibility.

  4. Exercise and the Aging Person

    Exercise is good for people of all ages. It helps lower blood pressure, reduces the risks for falls and serious injuries, and slows the body's loss of muscle and bone mass.

  5. For a Back Stretch, Try the Elbow Press

    The elbow press is a type of stretching exercise that bends the back backward, in an extension.

  6. Pelvic Tilt Builds Back Strength

    The pelvic tilt exercise is composed of subtle motions that build strength by isolating, tightening, and holding muscle positions.

  7. Strengthen Your Back with This Rotation

    Use this lower back rotation to strengthen your back muscles and improve your spine’s flexibility.

  8. The Bridge to a Healthy Back

    The bridge is often performed as part of a yoga or Pilates class. It strengthens the abdominal core, buttocks, and hamstrings.

  9. The Side Stretch: A Gentle Exercise

    The side stretch exercise stretches and strengthens the intercostal muscles, which help support the ribs.

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