Whether or not you want to head out of the house today and do a “human flagpole” on the street corner (I’m going to guess that’s a no-go)…
there are still a lot of other reasons why you need to be focused on training your core muscles properly.
(Search “human flagpole” on YouTube if you don’t know what I’m talking about!)
Here are a few really interesting and unusual reasons you probably don’t know about…
1. Did you know that if you have a stronger core, it can actually make you a better runner? A study published in the Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research found that after 6 weeks of core training, runners clocked faster times when running 5,000 meters!
2. A strong core will help you breathe more deeply. When your core is strong, the muscles in your torso are more balanced – and that leads to having a stronger diaphragm and better posture.
Both of those factors can help you take deeper breaths. According to the journal Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, deeper breaths help you relax and reduce stress. (win-win!)
And if you haven’t tried belly breathing (taking a few minutes to breathe slowly and deeply in and out of your belly and up through your lungs), try it! You’ll be amazed at how quickly it helps you to relax.
3. You’ll notice an improvement in your balance. A strong core helps align your posture so you’re not slouching forward. An aligned posture helps keep you upright, which can improve proprioception – your body’s “awareness” of where it is in space.
This is REALLY important- especially as we get older.
4. A strong core also can help keep you agile, active, and moving with fewer aches and pains as you age. We’ve all seen images of elderly people with a bent-over, “stooped” posture. If you take the time to work on your core and posture now, you can save yourself a lot of pain and discomfort later in life.
And all of these things are just side effects of focusing a few days a week on your core.
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