9 Steps to a Stronger Core

Your core is key to a healthy body, inside and out. Here’s how to keep it in top form at every age

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Stay healthy—inside and out—at every age

by Melanie Howard

When you think “core,” the first thing that comes to mind is probably washboard abs. But there’s so much more to your middle: along with your abdominal muscles, the muscles in your pelvis and hips and around your spine support your organs and stabilize your back, providing a solid center for your entire body.

And if that isn’t enough, your marvelous midsection also houses the all-important digestive and reproductive systems. Read on to find out how to keep your core strong and running smoothly for years to come.

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