Spine health for a long, healthy life
Japan is home to most centenarians. One of the main factors of Japanese longevity is walking and maintaining a good posture. A healthy spine depends on deep surrounding muscles that supply spine cartilage and other tissues (including inner organs) with oxygen and nutrition. The greater the motor activity of these deep muscles, the better the blood flow in the vertebrae. If the muscle mass around the spinal column is lacking, you will feel tired and unable to keep your posture.
Static and balance exercises help build a "muscle corset." The longer you hold an unstable and uncomfortable position, the better stabilizer muscles work. Planking is considered a versatile exercise that trains the entire “muscular corset” at once.
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