5 REASONS YOU NEED A STRONGER CORE
A strong core is the key to a healthy body both inside and out – and for more reasons than you might think. Your abdominals act as a central link in a chain connecting your upper and lower body. Playing golf? Mopping the floor? These motions start with your core! Let’s dive into other benefits in building your abdominal muscles.
Not many people realize how much we actually use our core to carry out simple, everyday tasks. On a regular day we twist, reach, bend, squat, pull, push and lift in all sorts of ways and for all sorts of reasons and these jobs all rely on core muscles. But less obvious tasks — like sitting at your desk for hours — engage your core as well. Phone calls, typing, computer use, and similar work can make back muscles surprisingly stiff and sore, particularly if you're not strong enough to practice good posture and aren't taking sufficient breaks. Having a strong midsection will help you do all these things with minimal risk of injury, as it helps the body support every movement – no matter how menial or tough the effort. Anyone else want to supercharge their routine with a 30-minute Flex Belt ab workout while on a work call?
It prevents injuries
Having a strong core is about more than just having a six-pack. What it means is that you have built up strong, developed muscles and stabilizers deep within your torso. Building strength from the center of your body outwards is essential in preventing injury, as the deep muscles attach themselves onto the spine and assist in withstanding force going through the body. A powerful core protects your spine and acts as a solid base for when your limbs undergo impact.
It helps improve posture
Your spine has natural curves that help stabilize, support, and balance the body. Weak abdominals contribute to slouching. Your muscles may feel sore having to work harder to keep your spine upright and stable, resulting in overuse and fatigue in the muscles that go from your neck through to your lower back. By improving your core, you can improve your posture and decrease risk of disc herniation and vertebrae degeneration. Another benefit to better posture? Better breathing! It helps you stand up straight also opens your airway, making inhalations and exhalations easier. A toned core will hold all of your deep torso muscles tight and help you maintain an upright posture, walk taller and exude more confidence.
It can alleviate backache
Most people will experience lower back pain at some point in their life and, at its worst, it can be debilitating. A weak core is the most likely culprit. Poor core strength, especially when coupled with bad posture, will almost inevitably lead to recurring back problems. According to Dr. Spine, a strong core is essential for a healthy back and doesn’t require hours in the gym with a personal trainer.
Research shows that people with weak core muscles have an increased risk of back ache and injury. Why? A result of a lack of adequate spine support. Core-strengthening exercises and core-engaging workouts, like yoga or Pilates, can help reduce discomfort, improve mobility and improve support for the spine in people with both acute and chronic pain.
A strong core is important for lots of reasons, but there’s one benefit that’s particularly appealing: those washboard abs! Once you’ve developed a powerful midsection then other areas of the body, including the more superficial muscles, will follow suit as you become stronger and more defined. So, strengthen up from the inside out and your sculpted, toned midriff – not to mention your new found confidence – will not go unnoticed.
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