Core Stability

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When you hear the phrase β€œcore stability,” what comes to mind?

Often, people associate the "core" with the abdomen, but this part of the body involves more than that. If you look at your core in front of the mirror, you'll notice that it's located at the center of the body. When you move your arms and legs during routine activities, the core must be stabilized.

What are the parts of the body included in the "core?"

They involve the muscles on the torso (or the muscles on the front, sides, and back of the body), the muscles on the shoulders, and the muscles on the hips. They bridge the upper and lower parts of the body.

Why Is Core Stability So Important?

The core is integral to body movements. It supports the spine and pelvis as force is moved from one area to another. A weak core can keep you from moving your legs and arms normally, while a strong core helps you maintain balance and protects you against injuries.

Core stability refers to your ability to keep your spine still while performing physical activities. It helps you control your body so it doesn't bend or twist all of a sudden. Additionally, it keeps your body stable, so you can move with ease.

It's a myth that core stability is only for athletes. It's for everyone. That's why it's important to keep core muscles strong so you can also ensure proper posture, balance, and smooth movements. You also reduce your risk of trips or falls.

The spine consists of bones stacked on each other. Between these bones are delicate, small discs surrounded by tissue. These parts are all stable and connected, thanks to cartilage, ligaments, and muscles.

Core muscles keep the body steady. They absorb ground impact on the body.

How Can We Improve Core Stability?

You can improve core stability by engaging in core exercises. And don't worry, your routine doesn't have to be hardcore or too intense. Instead of investing in large-motion movements, you can focus on functional exercises.

Here are examples of exercises you can practice to boost core strength:

  • Forward plank. Keep the body straight and prevent the hips from falling to the floor.
  • Weighted carries. Carry a weight while walking a specific distance.
  • Bridge exercise. Keep your back relaxed, not sticking to the floor, and your hips steady. Then, slowly lift your hips until they connect or form a downward plane between your knees and shoulders. Pause and stay in this position before gradually releasing your form.

Benefits of Core Stability Exercises

Core exercises do more than keep your core muscles toned and defined. They also allow you to perform physical activities more easily. You avoid feeling pain, tiredness, or discomfort immediately.

A weak core can lead to poor posture and a body that is prone to injuries and back pain. Core exercises can also help you reach your health and fitness goals faster.

Be sure to consult with professionals when developing a well-rounded fitness program. Stay healthy as you age with a strong and stable core.

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