Life Hack Find out why a strong core is important

Most people amp their core workouts strictly for bikini season not knowing they are doing their body a major disservice.

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Importance of a strong core

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Most people amp their core workouts strictly for bikini season not knowing they are doing their body a major disservice.

Feeling confident in your swimsuit is a major plus when you're out on the beach, but there are much more important reasons to work your midsection.

Here's why you should care about strengthening yours.

Combat chronic pack pain

If you deal with constant lower back pain, it's often related to a weak core. Once you learn to appropriately engage your middle, your core tightens up, relieving lower back pain.

Prevent everyday injury

Strength and stamina certainly increase in time, but if you're not utilizing your core muscles enough during cardio or strength training, you might be on your way to a nasty injury. Whether you're trying a kettlebell class or moving out of your apartment, a toned and powerful core keeps your whole body safe.

Improve your posture

A weak midsection often leads to a slouched spine and poor posture. With a strong and stable core, you're able to sit up, stand up, and move around more comfortably.

While the number on the scale certainly isn't everything, standing up straight helps you look 10 to 15 pounds thinner.

You can test yours in a single move, Boat, one of the most common poses you'll see in yoga class. If you're ready to work your core for the better, start incorporating all-abs workout into your strength-training routine to starting feeling results!

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