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Looking good is a side perk of exercise. It's really about feeling like you can tackle anything

Getting in shape is not just about looking good. It's about feeling good and being able to put your own roller bag in the overhead bin. In this episode of "Health Fusion," Viv Williams and some Goal Getters create a plan to help a local woman build strength and confidence.

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Goal Getters feel great with laughter and exercise
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ROCHESTER, Minn. — Before any exercise program, you need to know your current strengths so you know where to focus.

"We're doing a movement screen with seven exercises," says Leah Sicher Hearle, a sports medicine specialist in Rochester, Minnesota. "It's really important before you start to understand a person's ability and their history and if they've had any injuries."

The simple assessment reveals where Renata Newcomb — one of Sicher Hearle's besties — is in terms of movement.

"I want to be able to lift things onto a high closet shelf without having to think about it," says Newcomb.

The seven exercises measure flexibility, stability, balance, joint range of motion, core strength, stamina and posture.

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Newcomb is in great shape already, but wants to increase strength and flexibility, especially in her shoulders. Leah will draw up a plan for her.

In our Friday podcast, we'll go in depth to learn more about our Goal Getter duo and details about Newcomb's plan and how it's going. Plus we'll share some yummy yet healthy recipes.

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Follow the  Health Fusion podcast on  Apple,   Spotify and  Google podcasts. For comments or other podcast episode ideas, email Viv Williams at  vwilliams@newsmd.com. Or on Twitter/Instagram/FB @vivwilliamstv.

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