Did you know that the balance does not last forever? It develops during the first years of our life and after the age of 35 the decline begins. If we work it, we can delay it.
The balance is essential in our daily life and essential for survival. Thanks to him we walk without falling, we are able to handle objects and we know if we have a raised hand without having to look at it.
Balance exercises serve to improve coordination and prevent silly falls. The most important thing is that they prepare us for the future, when we get older and our body weakens.
- Balance on one leg
You need comfortable clothes, stopwatch and a notepad if you want.
You can do this routine once or twice a week. Stand with your back straight and arms relaxed. Slowly, carry the full weight of your body on one leg and lift the other, raising the knee until it draws a right angle. Keep your balance as long as you can. When you can no longer, lower your leg, rest and record the time you have endured. Repeat the exercise with the other leg. When you have mastered the exercise, try to do it with your eyes closed or on a cushion.
2. Balance in jumps
You need comfortable clothes and comfortable slippers as well as chalk.
You can do this routine once or twice a week. Mark a cross on the ground with chalk. Stand on top, with your back and head straight, and your shoulders relaxed, and jump up as much as you can: try to fall with your feet together and in the same place. When you master this, jump again by turning 90 degrees to your right, and try to fall equally with your feet together. Make three more jumps to finish the wheel. Then you can increase the degree of difficulty by turning 180 degrees on each jump, then 270, and at the end, 360.
3. Balance with a chair
Make yourself comfortable and take a chair. You can do this exercise one to two times a week.
Sit on a chair, with your feet flat on the floor and your knees at a right angle. Find a point to fix your eyes in front of you. Get up without losing sight of the point you have chosen and without supporting your hands. Sit down slowly, without dropping. Repeat the exercise eight times. When you master it, add elements that destabilize it: close your eyes, place an object on your head, cross your legs and get up with one foot, etc.