Build Your Core Muscles to enhance your Stability and Balance
Think of your core muscles as the sturdy central link in a chain connecting your upper and lower body. Whether you’re hitting a tennis ball or mopping the floor, the necessary motions either originate in your core, or move through it.
No matter where motion starts, it ripples upward and downward to adjoining links of the chain. Thus, weak or inflexible core muscles can impair how well your arms and legs function. And that saps power from many of the moves you make. Properly building up your core cranks up the power. A strong core also enhances balance and stability. Thus, it can help prevent falls and injuries during sports or other activities.
In fact, a strong, flexible core underpins almost everything you do:
⊙Daily Activities. Bending to put on shoes or scoop up a package, turning to look behind you, sitting in a chair, or simply standing still, bathing or dressing, etc.
⊙A healthy back.
⊙Sports and other pleasurable activities.
⊙Balance and stability. ⊙Good posture.