Build a stronger core with these easy at-home exercises
Stabilise your entire body with this five move workout
Our core provides stability for everything we do. A strong core keeps our bodies steady and balanced, taking the pressure off our arms, legs and lower back – which have to work overtime when the core is weak. Strong core muscles can help prevent poor posture and muscle strains, and even help relieve chronic low back pain.
Despite the stereotype of picture-perfect abs, your core doesn’t just consist of your abdominal muscles – it also includes your lower and middle back, hips, upper thighs and upper torso. And just because someone has six-pack abs doesn’t mean they have a strong core, either. Core strength comes from all your core muscles working together. This means core exercises should go beyond the crunch to include sideto-side, front-to-back and rotational movements that strengthen your back, hips, thighs and torso. Start building a stronger core with these five moves.