Just like the trunk of a tree the core of our body helps us to remain upright and in shape. Whether we’re walking, playing sport, dancing or simply doing housework – a strong healthy core makes everything function better.
As a person becomes increasingly out of shape, they often lose motivation and avoid exercise simply saying they are just too tired. But unfortunately, they don’t realise that the less active they are the weaker their body core becomes.
How a strong core helps us in everyday life
There are so many actions we do automatically without really thinking about it, such as bending over to pick things up off the floor, tying our shoe laces, carrying groceries and just the simple act of sitting down and standing up – all of which require good balance. As we age and lead a more sedentary lifestyle, we lose our agility and are more likely to experience stiffness and back and joint pain.