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Balance plays an important role in maintaining good health. Balance can help with mobility for everyday functions and even with your overall center of gravity. Physical Therapy Effect’s Doctors of Physical Therapy are here to help you live a full, balanced life free of pain or falling.
What Balance Exercises Are There?
Even if you don’t think you need a balance test, regularly practicing balance exercises can be a great way to reduce the risk of falling and maintain balance and mobility. Practicing balancing exercises can also improve posture and core strength with regular practice. Here are some exercises that may be worth trying to keep up a regular balance training regime.
Tai Chi & Yoga
Both Tai Chi and yoga practices can help to build strength and balance. Tai Chi helps people work with their reflexes and maintain balance while standing in an upright position. Yoga also helps balance by including practice in your body’s transitions and focusing your attention on spine alignment and core stability.
Balance Board Exercising
Balance board exercises can be a tool for practicing balance in a variety of positions. You can try holding a plank with your arms on the balance board or standing upright on top of the board. Standing in an upright position on the board will be more challenging but over time can help strengthen the connection between your brain and balancing legs.
Standing or Sitting Without Using Hands
Standing or sitting without using hands is a simple technique to practice regularly. This exercise helps ensure that your body has enough core and leg strength the hold the weight of your body without the help of your hands to push yourself up.