What is core stability exercises?

Core Stability Exercises
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Core stabilization

Core stabilization (core stability or core strength) means using the muscles of the trunk to support the spine and body during activity. The trunk muscles include those in the abdomen and back, around the neck and shoulder blades, and around the pelvis, hips, groin, and buttocks.

Core stabilization helps improve posture, balance, strength, and coordinated movement. And it helps protect the body from injury.

Core exercises: How to practice pulling in your belly muscles

The core muscles are the muscles of your back, stomach, and buttocks. These muscles support your spine. Strong core muscles play a key role in keeping your back pain-free.

You can do this core exercise anywhere, in any position. Try it while you work at your desk, drive, or wait in line at the store.

  1. Pull in your belly.

    Imagine pulling your belly button back toward your spine. Remember to keep your spine neutral—don't let your back bend forward.

  2. Hold for about 6 seconds.

    Remember to keep breathing normally.

  3. Rest for up to 10 seconds.
  4. Repeat 8 to 12 times.

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