The “Core”: It’s More Than Just Abs

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When you think of your “core”, which muscles come to mind? If you’re like the vast majority of people, you immediately think of your abs. What you probably don’t realize is that your core is so much more than abdominal muscles. It’s actually made up of 29 muscles in your mid and low back, pelvic floor, butt, and hips. Together, …

Simple Movement Tests Can Predict Health

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The American Heart Association encourages people to “know their numbers” referring to blood pressure, blood cholesterol, blood glucose, and weight. However, research is now showing that moving properly is also important for health. Walking Speed Walking speed has been called the “sixth vital sign” in medical literature recently. Like blood pressure or heart rate, it is quick and easy to …