Keeping the core muscles that support the torso in good alignment helps you retain a youthful silhouette. In this lift donít come up too high. As soon as the stomach bulges outward come down a little. Work up to three sets. 1. Lie on your back with knees bent and hip-width apart, feet flat on the floor. Place your hands beside your ears, relaxing the elbows on the floor, if possible. Tuck in your chin slightly to lengthen the back of your neck. 2. Breathing out, draw your abdominal muscles toward your lower back and lift your head, arms, shoulders and upper back. Hold, taking a breath in and out. Breathing in, lower your upper body back to the floor. Repeat 8Ė12 times.