Over time, age can affect your mobility and strength. Your body can grow more immobile and weaker without proper maintenance and upkeep. This can increase your risk of breaks, fractures, falls, and other injuries.
You may ignore the importance of core strength that mat lead to unnecessary pain.
Here Is Why You Should Strengthen Your Core Muscles:
Core strengthening can help undergird each movement and improve your overall stability and balance.
You engage your core muscles when you:
- Do occupational tasks that include sitting, twisting, or lifting
- Fix or clean the house and garden
- Get undressed or dressed
- Take a shower or a bath
- Look behind you or check blind spots
- Scoop up a child
- Bend down to put your shoes on
Auburn University’s director of the Sports Biomechanics Laboratory, Dr. Wendi Weimar, explains that a great number of people do not know which muscles are the ‘core’ muscles, since they understand core and abs as the same thing.
What Is the Difference between Abs & Core Muscles?
If you want chiseled abs, you should know that you can do yourself a disservice. Strengthening your abs in isolation can target several front-facing muscles, whereas core exercises engage the whole group of muscles, which provide you with the “trunk” necessary for any motion you do. Your core muscles include:
- Hip muscles and pelvic floor on the bottom
- Diaphragm muscle on the top
- Glutes and lower back muscles on the back
- Ab muscles on the front
You Can Do These Simple Core Exercises at Home:
The following core exercises can alleviate back pain, make you stronger, enhance your balance and mobility, and improve your overall health. These core exercises take about 10 minutes and do not require any equipment:
This exercise can help strengthen your entire abdominal region, glutes, and lower back.
– Straight Leg Drops
This exercise engages your obliques and transverse abdominal muscles.
– Front Toe Drops
While doing this exercise, you should focus on your breathing.
– Side Knee Drops
This exercise engages your obliques.
– Hip Circles
While practicing this exercise, you need to focus on your breathing. You should exhale through your mouth and inhale through your nose.
– 4-Point Balance
This exercise can help enhance your balance and strengthen your abdominal muscles.