Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles Seven reasons why you need to do planks every day. Planks are one of the most effective exercises you can do at home. They don't take much time or effort. And you don't have to wait long for tangible results. Several incredible changes will happen to your body if you do this exercise regularly. For instance, it can help give you a mood boost. Watch the video to find out all the benefits of regular planks. 1. Your core muscles strengthen. Planks involve all the major groups of core muscles, including transverse and oblique abdominal muscles, and the buttocks. Their strengthening will give you an increased ability to lift heavy things, form a waistline and provide support for your back. 2. The risk of back and spine injury reduces. If you want to exercise regularly without discomfort, you first should make your muscles strong. Planks are an exercise that allows you to strengthen muscles without unnecessary strain on the spine. Perform them regularly to reduce back pain significantly and provide strong support for your spine, especially its upper part. Also, the plank is a safe way to increase overall muscle mass. 3. Your metabolism accelerates. Did you know that everyday planks burn more calories than other exercises? Planks are especially useful for people who lead a sedentary lifestyle. A daily ten-minute workout at home before or after work provides a higher level of metabolism throughout the day, even during sleep, 4. Your posture improves. You'll start keeping your back straight more easily. Planks strengthen the abdominal, back, neck, shoulder and chest muscles. As a result, you'll no longer wanna stoop. 5. Your coordination improves. Have you ever tried to stand on one foot? What happened? If nothing good, then your abdominal muscles most likely weren't strong enough. Perform the side plank regularly, and you'll learn to keep your balance. 6. You become more flexible. Flexibility is the key advantage the plank provides. Working out in this way you stretch the muscles around the shoulders, scapula and collarbones. Biceps and hip muscles also develop, and your feet and toes become flexible. 7. Your mood lifts up. [thunder] The planking exercise affects your nervous system. It stretches and relaxes muscles which are usually stiffened due to stress, creating tension throughout the body. Planks help to get rid of anxiety and symptoms of depression, but only if you make them part of your daily life Do you perform the plank exercise every day? How does it work for you? Don't forget to hit the like button below and click subscribe to stay on the bright side of life.