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When fitness articles or gym instructors talk about “core muscles,” what do they really mean?
Your body's “core” is your center of gravity, which is the area around your trunk and pelvis. Strong core muscles provide a firm platform for all your sports activities, and for the activities of everyday life. Weak core muscles increase your risk of developing low back pain, poor posture and other muscle strains.
“Core stability” means that the muscles in your pelvis, hips, abdomen, and lower back are working together to support your spine. That's why abdominal exercises for women are so important.
Believe it or not, there are 29 core muscles in your trunk and pelvic area, and the best abdominal exercises for women are the ones that work several of these muscles simultaneously.
Start these two simple moves that you can do anywhere:
|Sheri Ann Richerson|