Strong to the core in 6 easy moves
What do you wish for yourself as you grow older? Sure, a yacht and a mansion might be nice, but without health, enjoying anything becomes a lot tougher, right?
Stuck in the middle with you
So what’s this got to do with core strength? Just about everything! One of the key tenets of good health is the ability to move around unimpeded and pain-free. Flexibility, range of motion and stability are all critically important, even more so as we age.
Here’s the why
Good balance helps prevent falls. Strength helps you complete everyday activities with ease, like carrying and putting away groceries, reaching up high, bending down, getting up off the couch – all things we don’t even think about until suddenly, ouch, that hurts!
There’s more to building a strong core than sit-ups. Although the abdominal muscles are important in the mix, they’re not the whole story. Your glutes (the muscles of your bum), hips, sides, back, inner and outer abs, pelvic floor and even scapula (shoulder blades) together make up your core – think of it as your centre of power.