Core exercises are an important part of a well-rounded fitness program. Some people may do a situp and pushup now and then. But core exercises are often ignored. Still, it pays to get your core muscles — the muscles around your trunk, including your pelvis — in better shape.
Strong core muscles make it easier to do most physical activities
Strong core muscles make it easier to do many activities. When your core muscles are strong, it’s easier to swing a golf club, get a glass from the top shelf and bend down to tie your shoes. Strong core muscles help athletes, such as runners. That’s because weak core muscles can lead to more fatigue, less endurance and injuries.
Weak core muscles can leave you more prone to poor posture, lower back pain and muscle injuries. Strengthening your core muscles may help back pain get better.
Supporting better posture
Many people unconsciously have poor posture from looking down at their phones or computers all day. This can lead to neck, shoulder, back, and other musculoskeletal disorders. Beyond improving stress levels and flexibility, any form of exercise to a degree will help stabilise core muscles.
It Protects Your Organs
Organs are a vital part of your body’s function, and a strong core can help keep some of them safe. Organs like your liver, spleen, kidneys, and more live right underneath your abdominal wall, which acts as a shield against the outside. As a result, the stronger your core, the better it protects that tissue from external force or damage.
It Boosts Your Power
When it comes to exercise, a strong core is never a bad idea. Your core is the powerhouse of all of your movements, so building abdominal strength can help you perform athletic movements like swinging a tennis racket or baseball bat, throwing a punch, or weight lifting with more power than you would otherwise.
It Can Reduce or Prevent Pain
Having a strong core simply makes your quality of life easier. It reduces any pain you may be having, supports your lower back, strengthens your spine, and makes you feel a whole lot better. This is because the ripple effects of a strong core — better posture, better balance, moving around with more ease — can help you avoid irritation and mitigate the discomfort from behaviours like sitting at your desk all day so that you can feel your best.