Why is it important to work on your strength?

Strengthening your muscles is important to maintain a healthy body, and one of the most important areas to focus on is the core. Your core is a complex series of muscles, in your stomach and back, which helps balance, strength and power. Your core muscles provide the link between your upper and lower body so working on these muscles can make overall body movements easier. Strengthening your core can result in several benefits, including:

  • Defends against injury 

Movement starts from the centre of the body and works outward. Spending time on exercises that work these core muscles can decrease the chance of an injury. When you have strong core muscles, there is less strain on the spine and overall movement can be easier. The core muscles also act as a protective layer for your organs and major arteries and veins.

  • Balance and posture

Your core helps to stabilise your body and allows you move in any direction. It can even lessen your risk of falling or tripping! When you have good balance and posture this lessens wear and tear on your spine and allows you to breathe deeply.

  • Happy heart health 

Although the majority of fat is found just underneath your skin, around 10% of fat settles between the abdominal wall and organs. This fat is the most dangerous kind as it can create numerous problems including heart issues Making time for exercise and especially core exercises, alongside a healthy balanced lifestyle, will help to keep your heart healthy.

  • Makes everyday tasks easier 

Having strong core muscles can make other task seasier, from swinging a tennis racket to mopping the floor. Most everyday activities use on your core, so having a strong core makes all these tasks and activities that little bit easier!

  • Increases benefits from exercise

Having a good core helps you get the most out of the efforts you put into exercising. Spending time working on slow, controlled movements is important and helps us develop a strong core. This prevents us from straining other muscles when we are exercising. When we are exercising we also need good balance, posture and strength, all of which a strong core helps with.

Most importantly, spending time exercising will help you feel better overall. Working from the inside out truly is the best approach. It’s all about balance!

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Health Statement - Your Health & Wellbeing

  1. The danceSing On Demand programme is physically demanding. You must listen to your body and work at a level that is appropriate to your health and ability. Take breaks when needed and keep hydrated, ensure you have space to workout, clear of any objects, loose floor coverings, pets, children, other people, or equipment not currently in use.
  2. Only you can know if you are in a suitable physical condition to safely perform this exercise program and follow the nutrition plan. If you have any doubt at all, consult your doctor or physician before you take part in danceSing On Demand to assess your physical suitability. Follow all safety instructions before and during this or any fitness plan.
  3. If at any time you feel pain, discomfort, dizziness or nausea, you should slow down and stop exercising slowly. Then consult your medical provider.
  4. If exercising with a child, please assess the suitability of the exercise program first and consult with the child’s doctor or physician to confirm that they are physically fit to take part in danceSing On Demand. If at any time your child experiences pain, discomfort, dizziness or nausea, you should instruct them to slow down and stop exercising slowly. Again, then consult your child’s medical provider.
  5. If you are pregnant or have any underlying or special medical conditions you must first consult a doctor or physician to seek medical advice and confirm you understand the risks, contraindications, and complications of using this programme. Failure to do so could result in significant injury to you and others (including, if applicable, your unborn child).