Don't let a case of the Mondays get to you. Set the tone right for the whole week. Have a super Monday!
Strengthen your core: Reverse Crunch
1. Lie on your back on the floor with your palms facing down. Bend your hips and knees 90 degrees. Tip: Gently exhale and engage your abs/core muscles to support the spine.
2. Raise your hips off the mat and roll your spine up off the mat, and hold. Tip: Round your back by rolling your hips and pelvis toward your chest, instead of simply raising your legs. This will help isolate the abs, instead of working your hip flexors.
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3. With control, return to the starting position by lowering your spine and hips. Tip: Do not stress your lower back. You should feel the burn in your lower abs, not your lower back.
Made New Year's resolutions? Whether it was to lose weight to be healthier, to eat better, or to make goals and take actions towards it, stick with it! Just like the exercises I prescribe, consistency is key!
Dr. Eve Choe is a Toronto-based chiropractor, and certified posture expert, acupuncture & orthotics provider.