At All Things Physio we believe the core does not just include the abdominals. The whole trunk musculature and their relationship with the rest of the body is what we focus on with our 'core' work.
Whilst doing sit ups, leg lifts and transverse abdominis exercises do target the abdominal we believe this does not carry over as effectively to day to day function.
The role of the core is to help support the spine during tasks, whether that be stabilising the spine in a relatively static position as you lift or providing mobile stability through movements such as an overhead smash in badminton.
Here we are challenging the core to help maintain a relatively neutral spinal position with the heavy, unstable load of a yoke.
The focus here is ensuring no significant arching or rounding of the spine during the movement which requires the ability to stabilise against multi-directional forces acting on the body.
There are numerous physical and mental benefits of being active however the effect on life expectancy is dramatic.
It is estimated that inactivity causes
9% of premature mortality, approximately 5.3 million deaths a year.
Recent research (Bielemann et al. 2019) showed that men and women with high levels of physical activity had on
average a 77% and 92% respectively lower risk of mortality than their less active counterparts.
Want help trying to get active? Are injuries preventing you from doing this? We can help.
At All Things Physio we have experience working with people with varying levels of injuries, from severe immobilising back pain to post surgical patients.
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