Easy Ways To Improve Balance Through Exercise:

Easy ways to Improve Balance through Exercise

Today, poor body balance affects people of all ages and can lead to falls hence resulting into injuries. In fact, elderly people are more susceptible to injuries related to incoordination and poor balance. So, workouts that improve balance can help decrease the risk of injury and boost confidence no-matter your age. All in all, below are some of the steps you will need to follow in-order to improve balance through exercise.

 

STEP-1: How To Do Simple Balancing Exercises:

> Try simple balancing workouts: Begin with simple balancing exercises that do not require much strength or stamina. In fact, any form of activity can be modified into a balance exercise including walking. So, add balance exercises into your everyday life. Additionally, you can do simple balancing moves both at home and when out.

> Stand-up from your seat without relying on hands for balance: To do this, keep your hands evenly extended at the sides and push up with your lower body. After, shift the weight between both legs when rising to balance yourself. Likewise, consider sitting down without any hand support.

> Balance the body while standing on one foot: You may stand on one foot and balance the body while waiting in line at the supermarket or anywhere else. Keep the arms slightly extended at first, but as balance improves lower your hands down to the sides.

> Try walking in a heel-toe manner: To do this, position the heel of your right foot directly in front of the toes on your left foot so that your heel and toes almost touch. Alternate with both feet and repeat until you get enough of it.

 

STEP-2: How To Do Intermediate Balancing Exercises:

> Begin with simple weight shifting workouts: After, improving your balance with the basic techniques, start a more targeted balancing routine. To do this exercise, place your feet apart and keep weight evenly distributed on both legs. Shift all your weight to the left leg and slowly lift your right leg up off of the floor. Stand in this position for as long as you can while aiming for not more than 30 seconds. Afterwards, place the foot down and perform the exercise with the other leg.

> Do other standing-in-place exercises: These involve placing your feet apart while keeping weight evenly distributed on both legs. With your hands on the hips, lift your right leg up off of the floor and bend your knee back. Stand in that position for as long as you can while aiming for not more than 30 seconds. After, place your foot down and perform the exercise on the other leg.

 

STEP-3: How To Do Advanced Balancing Exercises:

> Try different advanced balancing exercises: Add advanced balancing exercises that combine balance and strength training in-order to obtain optimal balance. These workouts involve holding onto an object for balance support. As your balance improves, modify the exercises so that you hold on to the table with only one hand and after with only your fingertips until you can master the exercise without the using your hands and with your eyes closed.

> Consider standing in-front of a table or chair with feet slightly apart: To do this, hold onto a table with both hands and raise yourself as high up onto your toes as you can. After, stand in this position for 2 seconds and then slowly lower your heels back down to the floor. Repeat this exercise for about 10 times.

> Stand in front of a table or chair & raise your right knee: To do this, hold onto a table with both hands and carefully raise your right knee up to your chest while keeping the waist and hips straight. Stay in this position for 2 seconds and then return to standing position. Repeat the process with your left leg. In fact, alternate between legs and do up to 10 reps per leg.

> Bend at the hips while standing in front of a table or chair with feet slightly apart: To do this, hold onto the table, then lean forward and bend at the hips. While keeping your hips at a 45 degree angle, slowly lift your right leg and extend it behind you as you keep your knee straight. Don’t point your toes or bend you upper body during stage. After, stay in this position for 2 seconds and then return to a standing position. Repeat with your left leg and consider alternating between legs until you achieve up to 10 reps per leg.

> Lift your right leg out to the right side while standing in-front of a table or chair: Hold onto the table with both hands and slowly lift your right leg out to the right side without bending either of your knees. Keep the toes facing straight and maintain this position for about 2 seconds, then return to standing position. Repeat with your left leg and always alternate between legs until you achieve up to 10 reps per leg.

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