Your ability to balance gives you a world of knowledge about your level of fitness. Is your core strong? How tight are your hamstrings? Is your posture correct? Are you overweight? Are you feeling grounded or flighty, focused or distracted? Are your joints strong and mobile?
Testing your balance will help you answer the above questions and more. Moreover, balance is essential not only for activities of daily living and functional movement, but also to preserve the strength of your bones, muscles and joints over time.
According to the CDC, one in every three adults age 65 years and older falls, which can lead to moderate or severe injury. But don’t stop reading if you are under 65! The younger you are, the easier it is to develop a fitness program that incorporates balancing as a key component. It's time to establish a lifetime of strength and health.
*These balancing exercises make for fun competition! Get your family or co-workers and start a challenge!
Starting Position For All Levels