It is known for a fact that the older we become, the more our body loses strength and mobility. As a result, this increases the risks of falling, fractures and breaking bones, as well as other injuries. This also weakens our core muscles, which are just like a tree trunk, supporting our entire body.
But what many people don’t know is that core muscles are the most important muscles of our body, as forgetting their importance and not taking care of them can lead to unnecessary pain. That is why in this article we are going to show you 6 simple exercises, that every woman can do at home.
Building Core Muscles and The Benefits It Provides
It’s no secret – most people want leaner arms, a bigger but, stronger legs, and a flatter belly, without paying attention to the core muscles. But they don’t know that if they strengthen the core, they will strengthen their entire body and make it easier to form and shape other muscles and have the summer body of their dreams.
We engage our core muscles a lot of times throughout the day, and some examples are:
- Bending down to tie our shoes
- Cleaning, fixing, gardening
- Getting dressed and undressed
- Looking behind us/Checking blind spots
- Occupational tasks which involve lifting, sitting or twisting
- Taking a shower
Difference Between Core Strength and Abs
Strengthening the abs will target just a few front-facing muscles, that will no doubt look good but will not provide you with strength or mobility. Targeting the core muscles however, will target the entire group of muscles which help you with every move you make.
Core muscles include:
- Front ab muscles
- Lower back muscles
- Back gluten
- Pelvic floor
- Hip muscles
- Diaphragm top muscle
So if you want abs, there are exercises for that, but if you want to be even healthier, stronger and better looking, then we suggest you take a look at the list of core exercises we have prepared for you below:
The bridge exercise focuses on strengthening the entire abdominal area, along with the gluten and the lower back.
- Straight Leg Drops
Straight leg drops exercise helps target the transverse abdominal muscles, and also focuses on the obliques.
- Front Toe Drops
When performing this exercise, it is important to pay attention on your breathing and do it correctly.
- Side Knee Drops
This will target the abdominal muscles and also focus on the oblique.
- Hip Circles
Hip circles might be a bit difficult for first-time exercising people, but it is definitely something everyone can get used to. Focus on your breathing through the nose and exhaling through the mouth.
- Four-Point Balance
This exercise focus on strengthening your abdominal muscles and improving your balance.