Much like we practice playing a musical instrument, or practice a sport, we must continually practice and challenge our sense of balance. This becomes increasingly important as we age, and the risk of taking a bad fall comes with greater consequences.
And, what better time to practice your balance skills, than before you have any balance problems! So, as long as you are not at-risk, here are some ideas on how you can practice your balance skills….
1. When you brush your teeth, stand on one foot.
2. Close your eyes while brushing your teeth. Progress to standing on one foot.
3. In the gym, try some of your regular exercises, such as squats, while standing on an unstable surface such as a foam pad or a BOSU.
4. Try a new sport that challenges your balance….in-line skate, skateboard, surf, stand up paddleboard, cycle, slack-line, ski
Don’t wait until you become at-risk. It’s like the old adage, “Use it or lose it.” Challenge yourself, and have fun!
I live in San Diego with my 2 dogs, 1 husband, 2 guitars, 1 flute, 1 fiddle, 2 bicycles, 1 surfboard, 1 pair of skis, 3 wetsuits, 4 swim suits, 3 pairs of swim goggles, and a pair of in-line skates. I'm a certified personal trainer (NASM), a USA Triathlon L1 Certified Coach, a certified water fitness instructor (USWFA), and a TRX suspension training instructor. My passion is to help others get healthy, fit, and strong, and to help them discover their own athlete within.
All sessions are one hour long, and consist of a 50 minute workout, plus 10 minutes of post-workout stretching, coaching on form, skills, nutrition, goals, and motivation.
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