Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: SEE: Breast cancer – A lump is not the only sign > Health-in-Motion Updated 17 September 2015 Abs right You're doing it wrong: When doing crunches, you're just lifting your shoulders off the ground and flexing your ab muscle (rectus abdominus) without engaging the waist or the lower abdomen (obliques and transverse abdominus). This could create a muscle imbalance which may result in back problems if you don't focus on your inner core muscles. Planking is a more beneficial alternative to crunches as it also works the transverse abdominus muscle (your core). 0 More: Daily Dose: SEE: Breast cancer – A lump is not the only signHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news News Health of the Nation Survey Lifestyle SEE: Breast cancer – A lump is not the only sign Fitness Why you shouldn't use your cell phone while exercising Medical Postpartum depression can also affect dads Medical High blood pressure may be a benefit to seniors Diet and nutrition Monkey study shows calorie restriction may extend life From our sponsors Sun protection for all children Understanding your sunscreen The science behind cosmeceuticals Do you know these 5 facts about skincare? Live healthier How loud is too loud? » Heal your hearing Pain relievers linked to hearing loss in women FDA approves balloon device to clear Eustachian tube SEE: Interesting facts about hearing loss Our ears perform quite a complex job – not only are they responsible for helping us hear, they also assist with balance. Get back into your healthy habits » 7 beach sports to keep you active 7 reasons to start running Here's how to get yourself back into exercise after a break 5 ways to kickstart your fitness routine in 2017 With the festive season at an end, getting back into your fitness routine should be a breeze with these five steps.