CORE OFF THE FLOOR: Abdominal Strengtheners That Won't Stress Your Neck or Back Joints and WON't Make You Get On The Floor

Written by Janice Novak
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We all have 4 layers of abdominal muscles. The only layer that actually spans all of your midsection is the deepest layer called the 'Transverse Abdominus'. This is the muscle responsible to flattening your belly, pulling your midsection in and supporting your lower back joints. Unfortunately, 90% of the common abdominal exercises, especially crunches, don't contract or strengthen this deepest layer and it stays weak. If you've ever given birth, by the 9th month of pregnancy, this muscle has stretched to twice its original length. If you don't re-strengthen it, your waistline stays wide and your belly will continue to protrude.


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WHAT GOOD POSTURE CAN DO FOR YOU!

Written by Janice Novak
Posture affects how you look, how you feel and how you are perceived by others.
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Posture & Breathing

Written by Janice Novak
Did you know poor posture can decrease breathing capacity by as much as 30%? That means there’s 30% less oxygen getting to your brain and other cells. Try this next time you hit a mid-afternoon drop in energy and alertness.
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How to Look Thinner Instantly

Written by Janice Novak
How can you look thinner, have your clothes fit better, and project more confidence? Here’s the secret.
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Spinal alignment is important for neck and upper back comfort

Written by Janice Novak
Have you ever caught your reflection in a window or mirror and noticed that your head was leading the way? A head that hangs forward is the most common posture/spinal misalignment problem and the source of much pain and discomfort. Neck misalignment can exaggerated by many everyday activities, including reading books and newspapers, wearing bifocals, talking on the phone, watching television in bed, working at a computer, and leaning over a desk.
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