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Want agility? Get on the ball

A jump rope is an ideal at-home tool for honing agility, although it is high on intensity. Simpler activities, such as a ball toss, can be quite effective over time. (For Spectrum Health Beat) Agility, or the ability to react quickly to change without losing your balance, is an important skill not only for playing...

4 moves to bolster your back

Planking targets your abs, back and glutes, all of which are essential to overall back strength. (For Spectrum Health Beat) To strengthen your back—the most commonly injured part of the body—it’s important to condition both the muscles in it and the ones that support it, notably the abs.Here are 4 moves to boost back fitness: Bird...

3 steps to flexibility

Built into your daily regimen, simple stretches can help protect you from injury and improve your range of motion. (For Spectrum Health Beat) Flexibility is a component of all types of movement—from everyday activities to the most rigorous exercises. Being flexible helps you stay mobile and avoid injury.Yet flexibility training often gets lost in the...

Researchers: Mind your spine

Apart from the obvious physical benefits, yoga could provide important meditative effects that help reduce sensations of back pain. (For Spectrum Health Beat) Almost no one is immune to occasional low back pain. But when it’s chronic, when simple movement seems impossible, it can keep you from enjoying life. And painkillers aren’t always the answer.Why...

Three Easy Moves You Should Do for a Better Workout

Khloe Kardashian has been hitting the gym hard and has not been letting herself slack, no matter what is going on in her life, as well as making sure that she sticks to a very strict diet. Khloe has since gone on to lose around 35lbs. "Khloe gives as much to the gym as the...

12 Classic Pilates Moves You Should Try Now

Khloe Kardashian has been hitting the gym hard and has not been letting herself slack, no matter what is going on in her life, as well as making sure that she sticks to a very strict diet. Khloe has since gone on to lose around 35lbs. "Khloe gives as much to the gym as the...

9 Things You Need to Know About Muscle Soreness

Khloe Kardashian has been hitting the gym hard and has not been letting herself slack, no matter what is going on in her life, as well as making sure that she sticks to a very strict diet. Khloe has since gone on to lose around 35lbs. "Khloe gives as much to the gym as the...

11 Awesome Benefits of Stretching

Khloe Kardashian has been hitting the gym hard and has not been letting herself slack, no matter what is going on in her life, as well as making sure that she sticks to a very strict diet. Khloe has since gone on to lose around 35lbs. "Khloe gives as much to the gym as the...

Top 5 Snacks to Fuel Your Workout

Khloe Kardashian has been hitting the gym hard and has not been letting herself slack, no matter what is going on in her life, as well as making sure that she sticks to a very strict diet. Khloe has since gone on to lose around 35lbs. "Khloe gives as much to the gym as the...

10 Essential Rules of Good Health

Khloe Kardashian has been hitting the gym hard and has not been letting herself slack, no matter what is going on in her life, as well as making sure that she sticks to a very strict diet. Khloe has since gone on to lose around 35lbs. "Khloe gives as much to the gym as the...

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