Improving Your Balance

balancing_eagleI’m sure most people would agree with me when I say that we could all learn to take better care of our physical selves. This isn’t a new concept. We have heard about the importance of taking care of our bodies since we were kids. It is pretty incredible if you think about what our bodies do and go through in order to keep us alive and moving strong. So what are some things we can do to take better care of our physical body?

Exercise is such an important piece of a healthy and balanced life. It doesn’t have to be anything big either. There’s so many different options that you can do to get in shape. I prefer going to the gym and hoping on a piece of cardio equipment or hitting up a spin class. There’s also weightlifting if you are into that, or dance classes. Some people don’t exercise because they don’t have time. It is so important to make the time. Also, don’t think you have to go to the gym in order to exercise. There’s plenty you can do at home. Run up and down your stairs, get a jump rope, do lunges, or go outside for a walk, jog or run. I know for me personally that exercise is a very important piece of my day. It is my stress relief more than anything. It allows me a healthy channel to rid my body of frustration and built up toxins. When you feel good about yourself, you are better able to deal effectively with life. I think getting in shape, and maintaining once you get there is so important to taking care of yourself.

Along the same lines as exercise, you want to make sure that your body has good balance. This takes time and patience but it is an important piece to taking proper care of your physical body. First in order to improve your balance, you must have an understanding of balance and how it works. Your center of gravity will be directly center with where you touch the ground typically at your belly button. Next, you will need to pay particular attention to when you are wobbling. Feel what position your body is in when you are wobbling so that you can correct it. You can also do some exercises to increase your balance. Try standing on one leg. Notice which side you tend to wobble to and then correct it by standing up straighter. It can help to focus on a stationary item in the room when balancing on one leg. Start with focusing on something close, and then move the object farther and farther away as your balance slowly improves. Sometimes you might find that a cuff or band might help you to improve your balance as well. ASA Technologies, Inc. has the solution. They have a machine that can assess, balance, and subsequently correct an imbalance in your body. It is important to learn and understand how to keep our balance system healthy in order to move and do all of our normal activities well and free of injury or complication. Furthermore when our balance system is off keel we are more susceptible to illness. Take care of your physical body by taking the time to care for and improve your balance.

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