Working on your stability is essential for strengthening the muscles that you rely on to keep you upright, including your legs and core. Stability is also key for fall prevention.
But how do you improve your stability? By completing a range of exercises of course! Let’s get started…
A straightforward exercise that can be completed anywhere, start by placing your right heel on the floor directly in front of your left toe and walk! Aim for around 10 steps and then switch feet.
Try out yoga
Yoga is filled with plenty of moves that will test your flexibility, strength and your balance all in one. Try out this video for beginners below!
Stand on one leg
Simple - yet effective! Standing on one leg is a great balance exercise. Increase the difficulty by trying to do it for longer periods of time. And don’t forget to switch legs!
Use an exercise ball
Exercise balls are definitely not reserved for pregnant women. There’s a huge variety of exercises that you can do on an exercise ball that helps to engage your core and perfect your balance.
Even if you just sit on it whilst watching television or scrolling through your phone, it’s great for your balance. But if you want to mix things up, you can give this workout a try...
Walk with a book on your head
An oldie but a goldie - walking with a book on your head is a fun way to test and improve your balance. Challenge yourself further by trying to walk quicker. And choose your book sensibly!
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