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Minutes to a Healthier You: Strengthen Your Core to Center Your Mind

In Summer, both daily and weekly schedules get all out of whack and the lack of structure leaves me feeling uncentered. To combat my emotional unease, I have added a little ab and core work to my morning routine. I am strengthening my physical center, hoping it translates to my mental life. First, I warm up my spine and follow up with some easy ab and back exercises — heel taps in neutral spine, hip-ups (aka reverse crunches), classic crunches, superman — ending with a few elbow planks. While ab work will never replace my morning coffee, I do like starting the day feeling a little stronger and much more connected to my core. Try it tomorrow and see how you feel.

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klevans klevans 7 years
fully agree. i feel so much better when i start my mornings with ab work.
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