Friday, January 28, 2011

Get Balanced & Burn More Calories

If you want to improve your balance, it's easier than you think. You need to practice and you need to challenge yourself. Next time you have to stand and do something, just lift one leg and see if you can continue your action. If you can, very good and keep it up.
If you already exercise, you can improve your balance and burn more calories by standing on one food while performing the exercises. An example is lateral raises or dumb bell curls. Stand on one foot instead of two while you go through your repetitions.
Most people start to lose balance in their 50's and 60's. If you work on balance before that, its a lot easier that to playing catch up. If you think you're pretty good, stand on a BOSU ball. Its a blue half dome that stands about 12" and is about 18" in diameter. ($99 new $45 used) You can start with two feet, then one foot or try kneeling with your toes up in back. You can do all the standing exercises and challenge yourself and actually have some fun. You may not realize it now but as you get older balance equals independence. Start now, you will improve in a matter of weeks.

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