If your back specialist advises you to strengthen your core muscles, he or she is referring to the muscles that are nestled deep inside your abs and back. Core muscles are actually attached to either your spine or pelvis and provide your body with stability and movement. By incorporating exercises that strengthen these muscles into your daily routine, you can gain some important health benefits.
Improve your balance
Your core muscles support your spine, hip, and lower back, and you can help improve your body’s stability by training these muscles to work in unison. The stability achieved by strengthening your core muscles can make it easier for you to maintain balance when accomplishing physical tasks or playing fast-paced sports.
Back pain due to injury is one of the most common reasons why Americans seek medical treatment. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, eight out of 10 people experience back pain at some point in their lives. One way that you can avoid suffering a serious back injury is by strengthening the core muscles that are attached to your spine. Strengthening your core can also help you improve your posture, which is essential for keeping your spine in its natural, healthy alignment.
Perform physical activities
Being able to safely participate in sports such as running, swimming, or golfing requires you to have strong core muscles. If these muscles are weak, it may be incredibly difficult for you to participate in these activities without damaging your back muscles.
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