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Improve Your Balance in 3 Simple Steps

Easy Ways to Strengthen Your Core and Prevent Falls

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  • Some good and easy tips!
  • My miji goal gor week.
  • Working on balance is important as we age.
  • Loosing weight also helps a lot with balance. I used to fall down a lot. After losing a lot of weight, I rarely fall. I hope this gives some a reason to lose.
  • The 'eyes closed' is the hardest one for me.
  • I really enjoy pushing and pulling myself with different poses and techniques. As I age, it helps me with balance and also posture but I now I am extra extra careful in my day to day duties.... I break easily these days....ha.
  • It's some good balance techniques I'm going to start with standing on one leg if I can do that surely I can do some of the others
  • Yoga has been doing great things for my balance :) I will try to incorporate some of these into my work day maybe I'll get better faster
  • I have fallen twice lately and I think working on some of these suggestions is just what I need.
  • These are things I need to start doing.
  • This is something I need to work on!
  • I have ALWAYS had horrible balance even since I was a child. I could be counted on to be the one who'd fall whenever I was hiking , etc. I used to laugh about it altho it wasn't funny. I fell at the end of each trimester when I was pregnant, the last one at 9 months was a belly-busting doozy. Finally I was evaluated and was told the reason I have always walked very fast was it's my way of "compensating" for having very poor balance. Reason? No one knows but I think it was because of my difficult breech birth. Mom & I both nearly died so I think my cerebellum was damaged somewhat.
    I will try these but...
  • I'm very weak due to being sedentary all my life and then getting cancer during which I lay in a recliner for two or three years. I've learned that just doing exercises to strengthen my thighs, ankles knees and back all worked to give me better balance. I haven't fallen in two or three years.
  • JMB369
    I will definitely be trying some of these. I don't have any of the serious issues some people mentioned, so I think These ideas will work well for me. I do have one leg that is not as strong as the other (old injury and too many years if unconsciously favoring it), so part of improviing balance for me is equalizing strength. Great article and one I plan to share!
  • I am glad Coach Nicole suggested gradually working on balance. My proprioceptive system has been out of whack most of my life, although it was just several years ago I encountered the term and learned what was wrong. I have virtually no sense of where I am in space and bump into walls, etc on a regular basis. I am working on gradually improving my balance overall, but no way would I try these things with my eyes closed. Without visual cues, I rapidly get disoriented and fall.

    Great suggestions... just please use caution if you already have balance issues.

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