You probably get tired of hearing me tell you to tighten your core, brace your core, move from your core—- BUT, core strength is crucial for aging women due to several reasons:
Balance and Stability: Enhanced core strength can significantly improve balance and stability, reducing the risk of falls and subsequent injuries, which become more critical as women age. This is also why we work on balance so often in class.
Posture Improvement: A strong core supports better posture, reducing strain on the back and spine, which commonly deteriorate with age, thereby alleviating discomfort and potential issues. Plus, no one wants to look frumpy. So, improving our posture is a win-win!
Independence and Functional Movement: A strong core assists in maintaining independence by facilitating daily activities like bending, lifting, and reaching, thus ensuring continued mobility. As we age, we want to keep doing for ourselves as long as we can…. If you are like me, you hate being dependent on anyone for anything!!
Injury Prevention: A robust core helps protect against injuries, as it provides a stable base for movements and minimizes strain on other body parts during physical activities.
Pain Alleviation: Core strength can help alleviate chronic back pain, a common issue in aging women, by providing better support for the spine and surrounding muscles- which we talked about with both balance and posture.
Prioritize your core strength through targeted exercises and activities to help maintain overall health, quality of life, avoid injuries and live independently longer.
Stay strong- live long…. Our new motto.
I’m always here if you need anything.
With love from my core, Amity