The core muscles have many important roles in our bodies. They stabalize our body and improve our balance, they help maintain good posture, they help prevent back pain, and more.
So how can you know if your core muscles are in good shape? Here are 4 signs to look out for. If any or all of these sound familiar, it may be time to upgrade your core workout.
1. Lower back pain - weak core muscles can't support the body and the back, when standing, sitting, or during physical activity, thus allowing the lower back to take more strain than it should, resulting in pain and/or discomfort.
2. You find it difficult to stand still for long periods of time - if you find it difficult to stand for a long time, or you find yourself having to shift your weight a lot while you stand, it means your core muslces are not stabalizing your body as they should.
3. You have bad balance - bad balance means your core muslces are not able to stabalize your body.
4. Poor posture - poor posture may causes many issues, such as back pain and discomfort, spinal cord problems, and more. Strong core muscles are essential for keeping correct posture.