Why You Should Really Work the Core More
By Genevieve Cunningham
Everyone wants nice abs. Rocking a six pack is the goal of most people who are in into health and fitness. But the truth is that the core is much more important than simple appearance. While it would be great to show off a tight and toned stomach, there are much more important reasons that you should be working your core every day. A few of those reasons might include some of the following.
Your Core Provides Stability
Your core is the very center of your body. When it is strong, it helps keep your body strong. When it is weak, your body is weak. Without a strong core, your body is not stable. You may notice that when you do a particular move or workout, you can't complete it to the finish. If your core is weak, this could be the cause. By engaging and strengthening the core, you provide your body more stability and give it a better chance of providing you a strong enter.
The Core Allows for Strong Movement
Almost every move that we make requires some core work. When we stand, when we sit, and when we walk, we have to engage the core. And this doesn't even include corecentric workouts like crunches, push ups, or the plank. If you strengthen the core, all of these moves become stronger as well. And the stronger these moves become, the stronger the body becomes as a whole, and the happier you'll be with your overall fitness performance.
The Core Protects You
If you allow it, the core can really serve you well. It can protect you from injury by being a base of stability. If you want to protect your body from injury or from unnecessary pain, work your core on a regular basis. The stronger it becomes, the lower your risk of injury, and the more you can work out and strengthen the body overall.
The core is so massively important to our overall health. It plays a vital role in our well-being and bodily composition. Don't skip it. Work it out on a regular basis and give your body a chance to be strong, stable, and balanced. Sit ups, crunches, leg lifts. Whatever works for you, get it done and show off your abs before you know it.
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