6 Exercises to Strengthen Lower Back and Core Muscles

It does really take time and effort to exercise. For morning exercises, waking up early in the morning will take effort to really stand up from your bed especially if you are not a morning person. Exercise is like an investment to your body. When you exercise, it has a lot of benefits for you. It is also inevitable as you begin exercising to experience pain on your muscles and that is normal. Like what they say, “no pain, no gain”. Halo health offers product that you can use for exercise and it is their Dr. Ho’s 2-in-1 Back Decompression Belt. This will not just help with the pain but also keep the posture proper.

Benefits of Exercise

  • Exercise will help in boosting energy level

You will notice if you exercise, your energy level is higher than if you did not exercise. If you have never exercised, you feel low energy sometimes.

  • Exercise is good for weight loss

As you exercise and you sweat a lot, the body releases the toxins in the system. If you are trying to lose weight, a balanced diet and exercise is the dynamic duo.

  • Exercise decreases anxiety and stress level

Basically, studies show that exercise makes you feel happy. Exercise produces happy hormones called serotonin that help in relieving the feeling of depression. If you are feeling dull sometimes, something unpleasant came up, aside from talking it out to a friend, you can also jog around your neighborhood and it will help you change how you feel.

  • Exercise improves skin health

This is pertinent to reducing anxiety and stress level. The higher the stress level the higher the possibility that your skin will sog and you might get acne. The more you wallow with the feeling of stress, you are always frowning and your face will eventually get wrinkly. Instead of overthinking about whatever stresses you out, work out or jog around the neighborhood. Plus, it will relax you if the environment is quiet and grassy. It will give peace within you.

  • Exercise is good for bones and muscles

Regular exercise improves muscle and it also boosts physical performance. It also improves the endurance of the muscles and bones. The more you exercise the more the muscles and bones strengthen.

Now that you know the benefits of exercise in your body and with your health in general, you are now thinking that you should really exercise regularly. As mentioned, it is good for the muscles and bones. Here are some exercise tips that can strengthen your lower back and core muscles:

  1. Planking

How to do this:

In your yoga mat, lie down on with your face down on the floor. Your both elbows should be pressing on to the ground while your toes are tuck into the ground also. Keep your abs and core muscles tight and body elevated off the ground. Hold on this position for 10 to 15 seconds then repeat five times once a day if you are just starting. You can do longer and more often once you get stronger.

  1. Side Plank

How to do this:

This routine is a bit harder than the usual plank. It is almost the same procedure with the usual plank but the pressure is on one elbow only. If you are using right elbow, your left feet should be above the right feet. Your left hand should be holding your waist. Do this at least 5 to 10 seconds. If you are just starting to do this, you can make at least 5 seconds then do the same on the other side. Repeat at least 5 to 10 times.

  1.  Hip/Pelvic Lift

How to do this:

Lie down on your yoga mat facing the ceiling. Your upper torso should be pressed into the ground. Your palm should be on the ground too. While your knees are bent around 1 foot away from the butt, slowly lift your midsection or the abdomen. Hold for 5 to 10 seconds and then slowly relax and lower the abdomen from the starting position. Repeat 5 to 10 times.

  1. Knee to chest

How to do this:

Lie down on the floor with your back. Bend your right knee touching your chest but left feet kept on the ground. Use both hands to pull the right knee. Hold onto this position for 5 seconds. Do the same with the left knee. Repeat on both side for 2 to 3 times and once to twice a day.

  1. Partial Curl-Ups

How to do this:

Lie down on the floor with your back then bend your knee about one to two feet away from the butt. Both hands under the head while lying down. Slowly raise the head to shoulders 2 to 3 inches above the ground but keep the neck in line with the spine. Repeat 10 times and twice a day.

  1. Side Leg Lifts

How to do this:

Lie on one side with both legs and feet together. Slowly lift one leg. You can use your hands to keep your balance. Hold for 2 to 5 seconds. Do this 5 times on both sides once a day.