‘Balance’ is what we all desire in life whether it is physical, emotional, or mental balance. When it comes to physical balance we generally ignore the conversation.
Physical balance helps one to stay free from body stress, pains, and other problems like lethargy. Now you must be thinking it can only be achieved through long hours in gym, but that's not the case, you can attain a physical balance by simply improving your core strength.
Why is core strength necessary?
Core strength helps us in strengthening the muscles of the pelvis, hip, lower back, and abdomen. It helps us to walk properly, which ultimately leads to better stability and allows the body to function properly with balance. A strong core can help you heal early, it prevents fall and gives you a perfect posture. There are a number of muscles in our core that overlap and extend from the starting of the neck to the muscles between the legs, and provide support to the torso, which also stabilizes the spine.
As a matter of fact, your weight is not the only factor that decides your core strength.
Here are some of the simple activities and exercise one can do to enhance their core strength and doesn't require any equipment :
Planks: it is basically a full body exercise, targeting your core and strengthening your arms, shoulders, back, and gluten. This can easily be done by upholding the body with arms in a lying position on the floor.
Cycling: Cycling is not only a positive start to your morning but it also builds your core strength. Cycling works on core muscles, including the back and abdominals. To maintain your body in an upright posture and keeping the bike in the correct position demands a certain amount of core strength. Strong abdominals and back muscles support your spine, increase stability, and improve comfort while cycling.
Zumba: Zumba is a fun activity, which not only teaches you to dance but also improves your core power. There are different types of styles and movements out of which side to side movements of Zumba help to make your abs, lower back, oblique, and spine stronger. Every single move needs to be done properly as that produces strength and stability. When a person does regular Zumba they are less prone to injury as the strain on limbs reduces and injury-prone areas stay safe.
Yoga: Yoga is beneficial for mental and physical health both. Whenever yoga is done to improve core strength there are some particular postures that are maintained for minutes such as Vasisthasana also known as plank, Ardha Chandrasana also called half moon pose, Navasana known as boat pose. If one wants to attain strength through yoga they must be patient as it gradually shows the result.
Swimming: Swimming is an amazing anaerobic exercise and the easiest way for the whole body workout. The resistance through which one comes across helps to build muscle power and there are some particular types of kicks and swimming styles one can adopt to strengthen their core. Such as flutter kicks, dolphin kicks, pikes, and swimming with a band around your ankle.