Anatomy And Physiology

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There are quite a few debates on what the strongest muscle in the body is. However, the core muscles are commonly thought to be the strongest muscle in the body. Core muscles consist of the muscles found at the central region of the body which is divided into the four regions of abdominals, obliques, lower back and the gluteus. These areas are found in the front, side and back of the lower trunk and also the buttocks respectively.

The core muscles are the strongest because they provide major support for the body and its activity. Imagine an average person lifting a weight: the core muscles are giving most of the support to not only the body's weight but also the extra strength needed in keeping the body upright to lift the weight. As such, the core muscles give rise to the general posture of a person. It could be noted that a good posture reflects the good condition of these muscle areas.

In fact, the core muscles are fundamental part of the body which provides the power necessary to perform most physical activities. This is a thing that most people overlook but it is one that they should know. Thus, it implies that people with strong core muscles are better able to perform physical activities because they can stabilize the body as a whole by maintaining stable equilibrium while the person is doing the task.

In brief, the main function of the core muscles is to offer sufficient strength to the body so that it can to cope up with the active demands of physical activities that a person needs to carry out. Health and fitness experts advocate strengthening the core muscles over other muscles in the body due to the importance of their primary purpose.

A series of research studies and experiments have also shown that having stronger core muscle can reduce quite a number of health problems relating to posture. Basically, a body with well-trained core muscles usually displays a great posture. Also, it can also maintain the upright pose of the back over a longer period without slouching.

You may have stereotype many old frail people as hunched and petite figure walking slowly with a stick. Well some of them actually do but you may in turn wonder why they have such a posture. The main reason is because they have not stretched their muscles especially after spending a long period of time at work on the desk. Over a very long period of time, calcium salts are gradually deposited in the joints and this will cause the immobilization. It is very difficult to reverse this calcification process and thus, old people with this pose often remain this way.

However, it does not mean that it is not possible to reverse this process. The best way to turn around this situation is through regular exercise that extends the muscles, especially the core muscles, thus improving their overall flexibility in the body. This is rather imperative because without doing so, other health problems will start to surface in the long run.

It is highly recommend by health and fitness experts that one should work the core muscles as soon as possible and repeat the procedure at least 2 times a week. This process can be carried out during the physical activity or even after any sporting activity for about 15 minutes. Indeed, the core muscles are extremely vital in shaping the posture of the body. As such, working the core muscles is essential to your overall health.

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