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Pliés as core exercise

It's important to keep your core muscles strong and flexible. You can do pliés, a core exercise borrowed from the ballet world, anywhere. Stand up straight with your feet wider than your hips. Turn your toes slightly outward and rest your hands on your thighs. Bend your knees and lower your buttocks toward the floor while keeping your back straight. Stop before your buttocks reach knee level. Exhale as you return to the…

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