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Balancing act works the torso muscles

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November 11, 2002

Besides working the muscles in your arms and legs, here's a way to train the muscles in your torso too. Include this in your daily workout to improve posture and balance.

1 Balance on your hands and the balls of your feet in the push-up position. Make sure your knees are straight and your body is in one line. Pull in your abdominals toward your spine and don't allow your hips to sag.

2 Shift your weight onto one leg and slowly lift the other leg off the floor. Keep your shoulders and hips parallel to the floor and your body in a straight line. Hold your leg in this position for a few seconds, then lower it to the floor. Repeat on the other side.

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-- Karen Voight

Karen Voight's e-mail is kvoightla@aol.com.

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