Just How Important Are Your Core Muscles?
If you’ve ever suffered any abdominal injuries in the past or ever had any corrective surgery involving your core muscles, you would have realised just how significant they are as well as understood their versatility.
Standing, sitting down, getting up, leaning back, thrusting back and forth (for whatever reason that may be), peeing in the loo.. having strong core muscles make these everyday tasks a whole lot easier and believe me when I say this, the added stability, support and strength also protect you from possible injuries brought on by physical activity, protect your vital organs from damage and is the reason why experts at Mayo Clinic and Harvard Medical School think that strengthening the core muscles of your body is of such pivotal importance!
The core muscles consist of five muscle groups which include the pelvic muscles, oblique muscles, abdominal muscles, and the muscles that support the back and spine. Working on all five core muscle groups leads to improved posture, better balance and stability, ability to carry out routine activities and sports more easily, a firm mid-section and allows for a better range of motion. Here are some of the wonderful effects of having a great core
- Relieving back pain - Back pain can be triggered by several factors such as injury, poor posture or sitting in one place for long durations of time. This crippling and agonizing health problem can be prevented by engaging the core muscles in a well-rounded exercise plan that focuses on building a well-balanced, supple core.
- Improving your sex drive - According to experts at the Harvard Medical School, you can also improve your performance in bed by working on your core muscles. By enhancing your power, stamina and flexibility, core exercises can amp up your performance in and out of your bedroom.
- Aiding everyday tasks - The housework that you do every day and the other routine jobs that require bending, lifting, twisting and standing for long periods of time, all necessitate a strong core. And you won’t notice just how important it is for you to have a strong core until performing these daily tasks becomes painful and difficult. So working on your core muscles is not just about athletics or looking good; it’s about ensuring that you are able to perform all your routine activities with ease and effortlessness.