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You don’t need fancy gym equipment to get a good workout. Squeeze some quick exercise into your day by simply stepping onto your stairs.

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Last but certainty not least, flexibility and stretching are important aspects of physical fitness, and it’s a good idea to include these activities in your fitness program. Stretching exercises increase flexibility, which makes it easier for you to perform many everyday activities. Stretching also improves the range of motions of your joints and may stimulate better posture, while relieving stress and tension.

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Core exercises use the muscles in your abdomen, lower back and pelvis. These exercises protect your back and connect upper and lower body movements.

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To help you maintain balance as you age, make sure you incorporate balance training exercises into your workout routine. While balance exercises are good for all ages, they become particularly important the older you get since balance tends to diminish with age. Diminished balance could increase the risk for falls and fractures.

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With essential oils that include juniper berry, ho wood and frankincense resin, this treatment (blended with kelp and green algae) removes toxins and relieves muscle tension with aromatherapy. $20, pursoma.com

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Place your left hand on the back of your neck on the right side. Starting where your skull meets your neck, begin directing pressure toward the front of your neck as you glide your hand down to where the muscle spans out down toward your shoulder.

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Use your hands to pinch the part of the muscle that runs from the bottom of your neck out to your shoulder. Your thumb should be pointing down towards the front of your body, and your fingers should be angled down towards your back.

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If you are looking for a simple and effective way to improve cardiorespiratory endurance, decrease fatigue, improve overall strength and decrease the likelihood of injury, compound resistance training techniques are a great place to start.

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