by Jack Kenefick on December 24, 2009
When a discussion of weight loss comes up, almost always it will lead to the hot topic of the abdomen muscles or abs. When describing an ideal body, people frequently mention a flat stomach.
Why is it so important to build abdominal strength? A strong abdomen not only looks good it promotes better posture and balance. The abs support the spine and pelvis thereby helping you sit and walk straight up. A strong core can also help reduce back pain. A weak core may not be able to support you back in the correct posture. A strong mid section is very beneficial for those who endure sitting in front the computer for most of the day.
The abs play a very important role in keeping a person balanced at their center of gravity which is located at one’s sacrum or roughly just below the belly button.
Along with exercises performed in the gym, you must diet properly. The first basic steps are: Eat often – eat several small meals in a day as it will boost your metabolism and help burn more calories. The next thing is to eat fewer calories – monitor what you eat include more fiber foods and ensure the meals are balanced between carbs, protein and fat. Lastly, drink plenty of water.
Whatever you do, whether it is exercise or diet, always remember, it is very important to consult your doctor and personal trainer to get the right advice and avoid unnecessary injury or health concerns.
The use of any advice on this website is at your own risk. Please consult us, or any other professional, licensed personal trainer or your health care professional, like your doctor, first to see if the advice is applicable to your specific situation.
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