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Three steps to build a better back

Brisk walking works many muscles that support a strong and healthy back, such as the muscles in the thighs, calves, abdomen, hips, and buttocks. Image: Thinkstock Strengthening, stretching, and improving posture will go a long way toward reducing back pain that comes with age.
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