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Commonwealth Orthopaedics: How to Strengthen Your Core

04.15.2014 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

Your core muscles – the muscles in your pelvis, lower back, hips and abdomen – are your body’s powerhouse.

Strong abdominal and back muscles are essential for doing everyday tasks, such as housework, lifting a 20-pound toddler or putting away groceries.

In addition, a strong core helps reduce back pain, improve athletic performance, enhance balance and stability, and correct poor posture.

To build a strong core you need to exercise a variety of muscles from your hips to your shoulders. Most core-strengthening exercises can be done at home with no equipment. Balance training is a great way to improve core strength.

Click here for a slideshow of core training moves!

logo Natalie Drummond, PT, DPT

By Natalie Drummond, PT, DPT

Commonwealth Orthopaedics has teamed up with the Redskins as a new health and wellness partner. Click here for more information.

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