Core exercises: Why you should strengthen your core muscles with this and other core workouts. In this video we have core exercises for balance and strength.

You know core exercises are good for you — but do you include core workouts in your fitness routine? Here’s why you should.

Core exercises improve your balance and stability

Core exercises train the muscles in your pelvis, lower back, hips and abdomen to work in harmony. This leads to better balance and stability, whether on the playing field or in daily activities. In fact, most sports and other physical activities depend on stable core muscles.

Core exercises don’t require specialized equipment or a gym membership

Any exercise that involves the use of your abdominal and back muscles in coordinated fashion counts as a core exercise. For example, using free weights in a manner that involves maintaining a stable trunk can train and strengthen several of your muscles, including your core muscles. (from the Mayo Clinic)