VIDEO: dead bug core exercise

With most of us sitting in front of computers for far too many hours each day, lower back and pelvic floor problems have become prevalent topics of discussion.  There is, however, one other area of our bodies that suffer from excessive sitting: our cores.

When you stand and walk, for example, you exercise your abdominal muscles, albeit indirectly.  While sitting, however, you stop using your muscles in your core, thereby weakening it over time.

Watch this video from the American Physical Therapy Association on one exercise you can do to strengthen your core, the dead bug.