Exercise– for Body and Spirit

The CAT-CAMEL is my favorite core exercise tor easing stress on my lower back, and it helps me stand taller.  Here’s how:  start on all fours with hands directly beneath shoulders and knees below hips.  Exhale and contract your abdominal muscles, rounding your spine up to the ceiling.  Tuck in your chin slightly and hold for fivteen seconds.  Then, exhale and arch your lowr back and draw your chest and head upward, holding for another fifteen seconds.  Repeat from five to ten times.

The CAT-CAMEL is a nice warm-up before doing crunches and stretches.  This is my pre-swim routine, but serves anyone well who will head out for a brisk walk or run.  Getting outside five times a week and breathing fresh air deeply reduces our likelihood of catching a cold.

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12 thoughts on “Exercise– for Body and Spirit

  1. Reba Studebaker

    The cat-camel is a great one. From here, I do the bird-dog– stretching an arm forward and the opposite leg backward in a straight line.

  2. Kathleen Rowland

    Pretty spacious right now. But, we won’t have much seating on Thanksgiving! Besides us, one of my sisters will be here with her husband. We’ll be in the dining room and family room.

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