Balance exercises: Balance happens in the brain. Scientific evidence suggests that our habitual practice of wearing shoes limits the necessary sensory feedback to our brain. When we walk or exercise bare-footed, our brain receives many different kinds of imput especially on uneven surfaces. Shoes are relatively flat which spreads the stimulus, limiting how touch guides our foot control. As we get older some of us use walking sticks and frames, which further hastens the decline because we are not exercising the part of our brain that is related to balance.
Before you go the the EXERCISES which begin at the the LINK at in the yellow table, please read the following information. It's important. Some people look down to their feet while walking which also blocks the stimulus, because we’re not getting information from our brain to our feet and back again. We are also in this case relying on our visual stimulus. This process is called bio feedback. We need to stop looking down and carefully practice “listening to our feet” so they can re-learn to make a new improved brain map. It’s never too late to improve.
There’s a familiar saying that not only refers to one part of your anatomy, which suggests: IF YOU DONT USE IT, YOU LOSE IT. So, get cracking with some balance exercises!
Your BALANCE exercises are featured here at this link:BALANCE EXERCISES
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These exercises can be as simple as standing barefooted on one foot. Taking your shoes off is important. So, when you’re cutting up the carrots for dinner, stand for a while on one foot. Then do so on the other foot. You’ll feel all those little muscles in your feet working well.
Once you've perfected your carrots routine, you'll be looking for something a little more challenging, this exercise on the left is excellent - and good fun! This PIC is a progressive routine. Start with #1 and work along.
Good balance and good posture go hand in hand. Improving balance will improve core strength, especially if you also do some of our
Core Strength Exercises.
A strong core abdominal centre, will impact greatly on your posture. You'll stand taller, feel heaps more confident and have a beautiful posture. Below is a 2 minute VIDEO for Balance Exercises....
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Some people look down to their feet while walking which also blocks the stimulus,
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