Balance Exercise

balance exercise

Balance exercise involves doing exercises that strengthen the muscles that help keep you upright, including your legs and core. These kinds of exercises can improve stability and help prevent falls. Doing balance exercises can be intense, like some very challenging yoga poses.

Why Balance is important?

Having good balance is important for many activities we do every day, such as walking and going up and down the stairs. Exercises that improve balance can help prevent falls, a common problem in older adults and stroke patients. … A loss of balance can occur when standing or moving suddenly.

Health benefits of Balance Exercise

Balance exercises improve your ability to control and stabilize your body’s position.

Top 3 Benefits of doing balance exercise include:
  • Prevents falls.
  • Reduces the risk of lower-extremity injuries, such as knee and ankle injuries.
  • Improves proprioception (the ability to know where you are in space)

Below are the TOP 10 example of Balance Exercise

Examples of balance exercises include:

  • Standing with your weight on one leg and raising the other leg to the side or behind you
  • Putting your heel right in front of your toe, like walking a tightrope
  • Standing up and sitting down from a chair without using your hands
  • Walking while alternating knee lifts with each step
  • Doing tai chi or yoga
  • Using equipment, like a Bosu, which has an inflatable dome on top of a circular platform, which challenges your balance.

Over time, you can improve your balance with these exercises by:

  • Holding the position for a longer amount of time
  • Adding movement to a pose
  • Closing your eyes

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