6 Best Core Exercises You Can Do at Home Without Equipment

Over time, age can take quite a toll on strength and mobility.

Without proper upkeep and maintenance, your body will grow weaker and more immobile, as will the risk of falls, fractures, breaks, and other injuries.[1]

Think of your core muscles as a tree trunk, where your lower body is the roots and your upper body is the branches – in a hurricane.

In the face of strong winds, your core muscles or “tree trunk” will help keep you stable and upright.

Unfortunately, far too many people forget and neglect the importance of core strength which can result in unnecessary pain

but don’t worry! Today, we’re going to outline the best exercises for building core muscle that is actually crunch-free. Can you believe it?

 

Building Core Muscle: The Amazing Benefits of Core Strength for Everyday Life

When it comes to exercise, many people’s brains automatically think of leaner arms, stronger legs, a bigger butt…

To your surprise, health and fitness experts everywhere are raving about the importance of building core muscle.

While core strengthening helps enhance overall balance and stability, it literally undergirds almost every one of your movements.

Have you ever considered just how much you engage your core muscles in a single day?

Let’s brainstorm some of the mundane ways you unknowingly need core strength:[2]

Bending down to put your shoes on

Scooping up child or grandchild

Looking behind you or checking blind spots

Taking a bath or a shower

Getting dressed or undressed

Cleaning or fixing the house and gardening

Occupational tasks that involve twisting, lifting, and even sitting for hours everyday

Many people “don’t have a strong grasp of which muscles are the ‘core’ muscles,” says Dr. Wendi Weimar, Auburn University’s director of the Sports Biomechanics Laboratory.

“So, people will do exercises that they think are working the ‘core’ but are not.”

[3] This is because countless people understand abs and core as the same thing.

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