7/15. Improved Posture
If you catch yourself slouching when you sit or stand, try doing some planks every day. Since the plank pose straightens your spine, it will tremendously improve your posture. So if you lead a sedentary or a ‘nine to five’ lifestyle, make sure you include planks in your daily calendar to fix your posture.
8/15. Improved Balance
When you perform planks every day, you’re fueling your core with the ability to withstand and hold your body still when you do balance poses, and/or when you engage in any activity that requires balance. There are so many exercises that strengthen the core but why planks are peculiar is because it’s also setting your body up for stability and balance. Try mixing in some side planks or planks with one leg up.