Greater balance brings with it greater independence, which boosts overall confidence.
As one ages, the physical prowess of many individuals dip. Movement is hindered, aches and pains become common, and there is a dip in energy levels. Another thing that many seniors face is balance issues. Hence, they become more prone to trips and falls, which can get them injured. Although it is part of ageing, you can slow its effects by exercising. General exercises such as walking, yoga, cycling, etc can promote overall health. At the same time, doing a set of balancing exercises can help you with balance. In this article, we will explore some balancing exercises that seniors can include in their daily workout routine.
Before we delve into the exercises, it would be beneficial if you ascertain the following:
Now, let us delve into the exercises that can help improve your balance:
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A Yoga asana (pose), tree pose helps with balance. At the same time, it stretches the body and opens the hips. Here’s how to do it:
From the tree, let’s jump towards flamingo. The flamingo stand is another pose that can help you with balance.
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Similar to the flamingo pose, you balance on one leg in weight shift exercise, too. The difference is you hold the pose for 30 seconds on each leg and do three rounds on each leg.
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Here’s how to do back leg raise exercise:
For this, you would need a straight line. However, you can do this without one as well.
With improved balance, you become more independent. Greater independence brings with it more confidence. Hence, include these balancing exercises in your workout routine for better health and life.
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