Get a stronger core with these simple moves.

By Sharon Tanenbaum
Updated March 28, 2016
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Strengthening your entire core will ease stress on your lower back and can actually help you to stand taller. Use these moves selected by Jessica Matthews, the continuing-education coordinator for the American Council on Exercise, to work all your abdominal and back muscles. After the warm-up, do each exercise once; work your way up to two sets. Finish with the cool down.

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