Core strength is essential for everyday and long term health and well-being. A strong core protects the spine, reduces back pain, enhances movement patterns, and improves balance, stability, and posture.
There are countless methods and programs designed for developing core strength utilizing body weight and equipment. Forearm and side planks, marching bridges, bird dogs (on all fours) and all stability ball movements increase core strength.
When doing any core strengthen exercises, listen carefully to your body, avoid using momentum and focus on bracing and engaging the core.