Health Watch: core and lower back

The new year is right around the corner and for many people that means a new year's resolution to get in shape. Fitness expert Carol White is here to help with some tips to help you work on your core and lower back.

Carol White says, " I'd like to how your an exercise that really works well for the core but mainly on your lower back and glutes. This device you have to be careful when doing any kind of extension on the back when you first do it. Maybe gradually go into it and not do too many reps, maybe start with 5 and work your way up to 10-12. You want to do these nice and slow make sure your feet are in securely. The basic way to start is with your hands down as you just touch, come up go right where you contract your glutes you don't want to hyperextend. Inhale down. That would be the beginner, a little more advanced, cross your arms, come down exhale up. Keep your core tight now if you want to go more advanced over time place your fingertips behind the head lower down and up. You can see where you are getting your core and really emphasizing lower back and glutes. Squeeze and push again, it's important when completing this exercise that you stretch because it does put a little strain on your lower back. A nice one to do is just to lean over just a fold bend, your knees lower down tuck your neck down. You can even grab your elbows and just hold and breathe when you come up slowly roll your head up last. You might be a little dizzy so just stay in one place and catch your breath. I hope you enjoyed this segment I'm Carol White owner of Carol White's fitness studio and fit fusion studio.