Strong abdominal muscles stabilize the spine, make everyday movement easier, decrease risks of back pain, and improve levels of independence. Read more to learn how to strengthen your abdominals!
So you are a woman in 40’s or 50’s fifties. You have had one or several children, you enjoy exercise and good health. However, you cannot imagine jumping, running or playing netball because you can’t quite control your bladder. Fortunately, you can wear a pad and there is a toilet in the facility where you exercise. Sound familiar? While this is common, it isn’t normal and doesn’t have to be the case. There are several actions you can take to help resolve your dilemma.
Ever wonder what is at the heart of good posture, and how you get it? Poor posture can lead to muscle pain and fatigue, stress on your ligaments and joints, and can lead to arthritis. Good posture is reinforced by strong core stability, while stretching is an important practice that supports good posture. Read more to find out how you can avoid adverse positions, and some simple steps you can take to improve your posture.
The lower back and the role of core stabilising muscles When you experience back pain, the core stabilisers — deep muscles in the abdomen and back — may function inadequately. Commonly referred to as ‘corset muscles’, stabilisers help preserve spine stability and posture. The stabilisers are synchronized with a different group of muscles (moving muscles)…