Low back pain - sometimes excruciating problems affects 4 out of 5 people at some point in their lives, but it may be prevented in many cases by exercises that promote well-balanced and resilient core muscles.
Your core reaches from thighs to the bottom of your breastbone, spanning muscles, bones and joints in your abdomen, back sides, pelvis, buttocks and hips.
In addition, a few muscles higher up on the back - the trapezius and lattismus dorsi - are supporting players that contribute to core stability.
Don't ignore your pelvic floor;
One set of core muscles is often ignored in many cases. This sling of muscles and ligaments, called the pelvic floor, stretches from the pubic bone to the tailbone.
It helps support the bladder and other organs. Strengthening pelvic floor muscles can help relieve stress incontinence in many women.
Having a strong core has so many benefits - I am happy to chat to discuss how to strengthen your core given your lifestyle, needs and other health factors.
Your Health Coach, Christine!