Tone your core

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Strength­en­ing your core mus­cles is good for pre­vent­ing back pain and main­tain­ing bal­ance to pre­vent falls. “Join­ing a Pi­lates class is a good way to do this,” says Sammy. “Or prac­tise mod­i­fied plank ex­er­cises at home.” Lie on your stom­ach, rest­ing on your fore­arms with your el­bows in line with your shoul­ders, lift your hips off the floor, keep­ing your tummy mus­cles tight. Your knees should be on the floor and your body should be in a straight line from your knees to your shoul­ders. The key is to keep your tummy and pelvic floor sucked in and up­wards to help pro­tect your back. Re­peat eight to ten times.

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