The pelvic and abdominal muscles are often overlooked when it comes to exercise and fitness. We tend to focus more on our arms, legs, and other parts of our body, but the truth is that these two muscle groups are essential for overall health and well-being. Strengthening your pelvic and abdominal muscles can provide a range of benefits, from improved posture to better core stability and balance.
Here, we take a look at why these two muscle groups are so important and how you can strengthen them.
First of all, strengthening your pelvic and abdominal muscles can help to improve your posture. These muscles are essential for maintaining a neutral spine position and providing the stability needed to sit or stand correctly. Without proper core strength, it’s easy to slump or slouch, leading to bad posture and potential aches and pains.
Strong pelvic and abdominal muscles can also help to improve your balance and coordination. Without enough core strength, it can be difficult to maintain balance and perform movements properly. Strengthening your core can help you to move more smoothly and with greater control.
Finally, strengthening your pelvic and abdominal muscles can help to protect your back from injury. These muscles form a “corset” around your spine, providing support and stability. Strong core muscles can help to reduce the stress on your spine and reduce the risk of injury.
Who benefits from stronger pelvic and abdominal muscles?
- Women after pregnancy or childbirth
- Aging adults
- Anyone looking to improve their overall health
So, how can you strengthen your pelvic and abdominal muscles?
The best way to strengthen these muscles is to specifically target these areas.
- Plank exercises and core-focused
- Core-focused weightlifting
- A Step Above Wellness Centre’s “Core to Floor” Program!
While we all know that regular exercise is important in all life stage is a must, but if you need help to get started or stay motivated, with our “Core to Floor” strengthening program, we can identify the proper muscles to focus on and get you quickly started with noticeable results. We also use state-of-the-art body imaging software to help track your progress.
How does our “Core to Floor” strengthening program work?
- It starts with a consultation to learn about your medical history and goals.
- We design an individualized plan tailored to your needs.
- We use non-invasive 3D body imaging software to accurately (within 1%) measure fat, muscle, and bone mass and also determine your risks of obesity-related diseases.
- We utilize two HIFEM procedures (high‐intensity electromagnetic field) to strengthen, firm and tone the abdomen and pelvic floor muscles. These treatments are non-invasive, pain-free with no downtime and you remain fully clothed. Treatments are generally 30 minutes in length.
- Over the treatment duration, we monitor, measure and review (and celebrate!) your progress.
Get started: Book a consultation with Fawn Meeking, RPN, to learn if our program is right for you. Call for your consultation: 519-970-9006