Simple Ways to Boost Your Balance and Stability, a guest post.
Balance and stability can improve your body’s coordination to reduce the risks of falls and untoward injuries. While balance may seem like a simple thing, you may find it to be a little challenging especially when put into specific scenarios that will require you to whip out your physical balance. We’re not talking about a balancing act from a circus, although you can learn a thing or two from it.
A physical stability should be achieved regardless of age, height or weight. You will find that as simple as stability can be helpful even in simple tasks such as carrying luggage, going up and down the stairs and reaching up at shelves. Here are simple ways you can do to improve your balance and stability.
Balance ball exercises
From its name, the balance ball is an effective way to develop your core muscles and stability. There are a variety of ways to exercise using the balance ball. The most basic is by sitting on the ball, feet are laid flat on the floor and the spine is straight back. This way, you draw strength from your core and legs to achieve balance. When you have your balance, move by leaning from side to side, each time gaining more angle while extracting balance from your core to stay on the ball. Do this for about one minute or longer once you have achieved comfort in balancing.
Do bodyweight squat
Body weight squat is a form of balancing exercise that does not require any tools, but would require strength and concentration. Put your arms forward, change to a sitting position without a chair, keep your back straight and take your balance from your core and legs. Move back to an upright position and go back to this position repetitively. Do this routine for twenty sets at a time to improve core and leg muscles.
It may seem like an easy task to stand in one leg and move only one arm, but you will find that doing certain chores or task may be too challenging when you are unable to balance your body. To incorporate this in your stability exercise, stand on one leg and raise one arm on one side of the body, while tucking the other side. Keep this position for fifteen seconds and then do the same routine on the other side. Repeat this for a few sets until you are comfortably able to balance your body.
Include yoga in your regular routine
Yoga has always been known to improve the balance and core of an individual. Many yoga positions promote balance and stability by getting strength from the core. This also improves core muscles. Yoga is popular in many countries and incorporated in exercise routines to promote relaxation.
Get a good night’s rest
Research suggests that lack of sleep can diminish an individual’s sense of balance by affecting the functions in the brain that promote physical stability. Another factor affecting this is the blurry eyesight from lack of sleep, which can disrupt the ability of an individual to balance physically. This is why it is essential to always get the right amount of sleep and get a good night’s sleep. Being well rested can ensure brain functions are working right and your eyesight is not affected, which can keep your physical balance.
Pair your stability with a healthy body weight. Exercise, eat proper diet and take weight loss pills to achieve the body weight your desire.
Balance and stability is driven from your core. When your core is well-toned and balanced, you can control the balance and stability of your body. This is why many of the exercises promoted here are ways to improve your core muscles. The ability to balance and be stable can go a long way, especially in avoiding accidents and injuries.