By Matt Johnson - DietsInReview.com
What makes up the core? The core is your body's center of gravity. You've probably heard this, but I would like to reiterate the importance of a strong and stable core. The core is made up of your abdominal, back, and lower back regions. A strong and stable core is vital for good balance, proper posture, and injury prevention.
- A strong and stable core will help to stabilize the muscles involved with balance. These muscle regions also consist of the hips, hip flexors, abdominals, and other leg muscles.
- Proper posture is important for so many reasons, especially as we age. Back pain, neck pain, and several other forms of pain can result from poor posture over the years.
- Injury prevention is another worthwhile benefit of strengthening the core. Obviously not all injuries can be prevented, but most can be or the severity of the injury can be lessened.