We need our core. These muscles protect the internal organs and establish posture with the spine while supporting the skull. As we age our core can decrease. Lack of activity can have this happen as well. Canyon Ranch, a leader in health and wellness, describes several benefits of core strength including better posture, alleviating back pain and helping with balance.
I know when I travel to new places I am judging my footwear and legs for support but my core is really required to support my balance. Uneven surfaces are not my friend – it’s why I wear orthotics in supportive New Balance sneakers through our retail neighbor Soles in Motion at 133 Baker Drive. When I improve my core I know that I can step off a curb onto any surface and find my balance.