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How to work your core before even getting out of bed

Don’t even think about getting up – not until you work your core and stretch your hips and back

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Lie on your back. Bend your knees and place your feet wider than hip-width apart on your bed.

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Let your knees fall gently to the right. Pause, then use the left side of your waist to pull your knees back to their starting position.

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Repeat on the opposite side by dropping your knees to the left. Alternate side to side for eight reps, or until your back and hips feel more awake.

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