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The Wednesday Five: Best of 2015

By Women's Voices For Change
In this week's Wednesday Five, Women's Voices for Change is highlighting some of its most engaging stories of the year — as determined by you, our faithful readers.
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Fitness · Health

Strong and Stable — Part 3

By Jonathan Urla, MFA
By Jonathan Urla, MFA

In this third installment about strength training to prevent sarcopenia, I want to show you some exercises that strengthen the muscles in your torso on both the front and back of your body. You could think of them as postural muscles as they help to hold you up when you stand and sit, and help maintain proper alignment when you move.

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Fitness

Three Moves to Help You Keep Your Balance

By Jonathan Urla, MFA
By Jonathan Urla, MFA

One out of three older adults (65 and over) fall every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries and fractures, with women being twice as likely to suffer a fracture than men. Exercise, however, is one of the best ways to help you keep your balance and avoid unnecessary falls.

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