The core muscles are the muscles in your torso, front and back and sides. They are the muscles that hold you in an upright position when they are strong. 🙂 When they are weak, you collapse forward. 🙁
Forward-collapsed posture causes pain and dysfunction. That’s why you want to have a strong core.
But what if you can’t or don’t want to do sit-ups? Well, just don’t then.
Here’s something even easier and it’s a great way to get started strengthening your core muscles easily.
And in bed, even.
Lay on your back. Make yourself as flat as possible. If you need a small neck or head support, use one. If you don’t need one, that’s even better.
Stretch your arms over your head, as far as you can without discomfort.
Stretch your heels as far as you can.
Imagine someone is pulling on your heels and your hands and stretching you. What does that feel like? Do it!
And hold in your belly while you stretch.
Be long and be strong. 🙂
This movement will help you strengthen your core muscles. It will help you stand taller and feel better.