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NASFKAB SparkPoints: (248,616)
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8/15/13 5:32 A

looking for one hope do not fall off

ANNIEK31 SparkPoints: (8,959)
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7/25/13 8:27 P

A great way to improve your balance is exercising on a mini trampoline. Check it out, it is not expensive and there are many benefits to bouncing or rebounding.

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7/24/13 11:54 P

thanks for the tips

KARENIQUE SparkPoints: (117)
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8/30/12 12:11 A

thanks everyone for all your suggestions I am very busy checking them all out and trying a few already!

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DIANE7786 SparkPoints: (87,350)
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8/29/12 11:53 P

Google "functional exercises." They are great for balance.

KARENIQUE SparkPoints: (117)
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8/29/12 10:15 P

hi melissa, thanks so much for the tips!

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JULIA1154 Posts: 1,783
8/27/12 5:55 P

Check your local library for DVDs of both Tai Chi and yoga. There are also some workout videos on SP that might help.

A few simple exercises to try would be: walking backwards, balancing on one leg (try to work up to 90 seconds, gradually), squats, getting up from a chair without using your arms.

Good luck - you're smart to focus on balance, as it's an overlooked issue for so many of us and absolutely critical.

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8/21/12 9:06 A

thanks so much and congrats on your weight loss!

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LESLIE871948 SparkPoints: (70,339)
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8/20/12 7:09 P

I was having some issues and found that yoga helps. Also have been doing some lower body strength exercises like squats. And wii fit balance games. Something is helping

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GDANE3 SparkPoints: (109,279)
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8/20/12 6:09 P

Tai Chi & Yoga. I used beginner introduction I found for free on line and on demand.
once I knew I'd stick to it I researched and bought more advanced Dvds.


LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 16,900
8/20/12 3:43 P

I have improved my balance with yoga and with a BOSU.

�We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.�
~ Randy Pausch

"There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permit. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results."
~ Art Turock

"We have a saying in Tibet: If a problem can be solved, there is no use worrying about it. If it can't be solved, worrying will do no good."
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KARENIQUE SparkPoints: (117)
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8/20/12 1:15 P

Does anyone have any exercise tips on how to improve your balance? I know tai chi helps but unfortunately I can't afford a class right now. Perhaps someone has had balance issues and found simple moves that help. Thanks so much!

Don't want my get-up-and-go to get up and go!
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