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Balance is back on my radar after I saw a new study in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. In a nutshell, it found that you’re twice as likely to die in the next decade if you’re unable to balance on one foot for 10 seconds. This isn’t anything new, really. There’s been ample research linking balance with longevity for many decades now, but I appreciated the reminder. Which is why I made this latest video:
In this video, I first chat about the importance of balance and why it declines as we age. Then! I share 14 different balance exercises you can do to train your balance. The tasks go from senior and beginner friendly all the way up to advanced. They’re all done on a line, which is an especially efficient way to work your coordination. Using the line as a training tool forces your brain to interpret both the visual and kinesthetic input it’s receiving to make sure you’re placing your foot accurately on the line. To do that, it requires some complex communication between your body and your brain; and that right there is exactly what we need to train. This line of communication dulls as we age, usually starting in our 50’s. But you don’t have to go down without a fight, I know I certainly don’t plan to now that I’m in my 50’s.
Do balance exercises like the ones in this video regularly… daily even… and you’ll be rocking your next chapters of life well into your senior years!
Hope you enjoy the video, and stay balanced, fitrvers!
xo, Trainer Stef