Why is balance training important? Well, for one, we need it ALL THE TIME!
“By training to develop greater balance, you will recognize improvements in coordination, athletic skill, and posture. This in turn should result in fewer injuries and greater stability. Through a complex system of environmental feedback, cues from the bottom of your feet, the relation of your inner ear to gravity and what you see, your body senses which muscles to activate or deactivate to maintain your desired position. When the information received is too complex to translate, the system gets overwhelmed and you lose your balance. With balance training, you can master what once seemed like impossible tasks—just like you did when you first removed the training wheels from your childhood bike or made it to the bottom of the bunny hill the first time without falling.”
Read more here: http://www.sharecare.com/health/types-of-exercise-programs/why-is-balance-training-important
What are some ways you could start training your balance and stability?
- Standing on one leg and seeing how long you can hold it
- Standing on one leg while doing tasks like the dishes in the sink
- Taking a yoga class (incorporates A LOT of balance work and you can improve as you go)
- On your hands and knees in your living room, raise one leg and the opposite arm to both become parallel with the floor. Switch to the other sides. Repeat for 10 times on each side! For more challenge, raise the same arm and leg at the same time!
Allow us to help you increase your balance and stability in a safe, effective, and progressive way! Reach out to us today for a free 15-minute coaching call to explore if a fitness assessment session with us would be right for you!