If you are new to activity, balance exercises are a great place to start.

What is it?

Balance is key to our daily activities like sitting, leaning over to tie our shoes, or riding a bike.

Why you should try balance training

The benefits of balance training include:

  • Increases coordination and fall prevention
  • Promotes joint stability and strength
  • Strengthens muscles, including legs and core stomach muscles

Who is it for?

It is true, your balance decreases as you get older, but balance activities are not just for seniors. Everybody can benefit from increased balance, whether it be to stabilize you better or to add a little more to your fitness regime.

Where to go

Luckily you can practice your balance skills anywhere and at any time. Believe it or not, even practicing standing on one leg can help you get more active and work your muscles.

Some recreation facilities offer classes that are great for boosting balance. These can include yoga, Pilates or tai chi.

What you’ll need

Balance training can be done with a simple stabilizer, such as a chair, the wall, or exercise equipment.

If you are looking for a challenge, balance equipment such as wobble boards, balance beams, or yoga balls can be used.

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