Back and Abdominal Muscles: Partners in Crime!
Author: Shannon Miller
Normally, our abdominal and back muscles run like a very well-oiled machine!
Unfortunately, as we age, these muscles tend to weaken. However, if we make a conscious effort, we can keep them strong through exercise. Having weak abdominal and back muscles can cause stress to be put on the spine which can result in discomfort in the back.
By taking the time to strengthen our abdominal and back muscles (our core), we are more likely to reap benefits like:*
- Decreased likelihood of back pain episodes
- Decreased severity of back pain
- Protection against injury by responding better to stressors
- Better posture