5 Benefits of Strengthening Your Core Muscles

  1. It prevents back pain- Sitting for long hours behind a desk puts major pressure on lower back muscles. Exercises that engage your core muscles in the abdomen and lower back, can help make those muscles strong and flexible without straining them. This prevents stiffness, muscle pulls, and injuries that can cause back pain.
  2. It helps in other physical activities- A strong core anchors your entire body by engaging all important muscles in your trunk, pelvis, hips, and back. This results in proper alignment of your limbs while moving. It also helps us maintain good form in day-to-day activities. So, a strong core makes you more efficient in all your tasks without making you feel fatigued.
  3. It builds endurance- A strong core enables proper distribution of body weight. It avoids burden on other muscles by allowing stronger functional movement. For the same reason, it also improves athletic performance and your ability to do other exercise forms like cardio and strength training.
  4. It helps you age well- As you age, you gradually lose muscle mass and balance. Core-strengthening exercises keep muscles active and flexible by reducing rigidity. This provides better alignment and coordination. As a result, a strong core prevents risk of accidental falls and injuries due to sudden movements like bending, rotating, twisting, lifting, or even stumbling. It also keeps you mobile and active as you age.

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