Other Ways to Exercise Balance
sense of balance needs regular stimulation to stay in good shape. But
what exactly uses your balance? Basically, whenever you are standing
and not holding on to something, your sense of balance is working hard
to make sure you stay in equilibrium.
Naturally, when you are
standing and moving around it has to work even harder. So you can think
of standing and moving as “exercise” for your balance.
this would mean that when you are sitting, you aren’t using your
balance. It is important to understand that the more time you spend
sitting, the less time you are standing and moving. More sitting means
your sense of balance is getting less stimulation.
enough stimulation, your sense of balance will become rusty. That is
why people do balance exercises, to give their sense of balance the
practice it needs.
There are lots of other activities that will incorporate more time balancing into your life, too. Here are a few:
of these things involve standing and moving around, which means they
are exercising your balance. Take another look at the list and see if
there are some activities that you could incorporate into your daily
- Tai Chi
- Raking leaves
- Bocce ball
- Exercise classes
Maybe there are some things you used to do regularly but
have gotten away from for one reason or another. Or maybe there is
something you do once in a while that you might want to start doing
Just remember to be safe and start easy, then
gradually add more activity when you’re ready. Remember, it doesn't
have to be strenuous to be beneficial.
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