Abs on Top of the Ball

This is an intermediate to advanced torso curl.  (You’ll find a good basic torso curl in Me and My Abs. Sit on a large ball, in perfect posture (see The Importance of Good Posture and Sitting Well).  Head up, shoulders back, chest raised, with thighs parallel and feet...

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Standing “Push-Outs” with the Big Ball

This gentle exercise will improve your balance, and it helps strengthen the abs, the biceps and triceps, and the upper back, using your own body weight for resistance.  It’s good for people with knee, neck or lower back issues. Stand facing a wall and hold a large...

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ME and Driving

Summer is in full swing, Ta Da! For some of us, that means lots of extra driving – to the beach, to resorts or summer camps for the kids, to family reunions (but hopefully not away from any hurricanes!). Now that season’s over and there’s less traffic, you can focus...

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Rotation

This exercise works well as part of a sequence of exercises presented in previous blogs. Use this sequence: Inner-Thigh Squeeze (see ME and Fitness Equipment) Torso Curl (ME and My Abs) Hamstring & Core Lift Lengthening and Tracking the Core, and this Rotation...

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Aging Gracefully with the ME System™

What we all want is to age gracefully, or rather to stay and feel as young as we can for as long as we can. Poor posture is one of the greatest contributors to aging more quickly, because it stresses the spine and all the nerves that pass through it that nurture and...

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Lengthening and Tracking the Core

The next step in my own essential movement sequence is another exercise you can do lying down and using a ball.  The sequence starts with an inner thigh squeeze (see ME and Fitness Equipment), moves into a torso curl (presented in ME and My Abs), followed by a...

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Walk This Way…For Better Fitness!

The first thing I look at after helping a client develop good standing posture is the way the client walks. Walking is something we do all the time, so it’s a good thing to be aware of and to develop as a way to improve your posture and overall level of fitness. Do...

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Turn Gently, Lift Slowly

There are times when we need to turn the top of our body, independent of our stationary hips – think of turning to look over your shoulder when you back up a car. Being prepared and mindful, you can keep the action within your range of motion and lessen the chance of...

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