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Back and Shoulder Exercise

For those of us who sit a lot, it’s important to keep your upper back and shoulders strong. See below for a basic stretch that will help strengthen these muscles.

Bicep Curls

The bicep curl is a great, basic strengthening move that works smaller muscles and tones your arms. Watch the video to learn how to safely perform this exercise.

Chest Press

Using a resistance band is a great way to build upper body strength, when performed as a chest press. See below to learn how to do so safely and effectively.

Triceps Extensions

Often, our smaller muscles, like the triceps, tend to get neglected during our daily activities. To ensure that the backs of your arms stay strong, try performing series of triceps extensions, as shown in the following video.

Squats and Chair Sits

It’s important to maintain lower body strength, to improve posture and balance. Squats and chair sits are both great exercises that require minimal equipment and are easy to perform.