Just do this – part 2

by | Jul 29, 2013 | Brain Health | 0 comments

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Strengthen your balance every day

Fitness requires a lot more than just muscle strength and cardio conditioning.  You also need to strengthen your brain and sense of balance.  Here are some easy-to-implement strategies

  • Waiting for the subway?  Practice standing on one foot.  If you feel unsteady, stand near a pole that you can grab onto if need be.
  • On the checkout line at the supermarket? Or brushing your teeth?  Stand on one foot.  Be sure to alternate sides.
  • When walking down the street, imagine that you’re stepping along an imaginary line, placing one foot directly in front of the other.
  • At the gym?  Practice some of your dumbbell exercises standing on just one foot.  Or stand on a balance pad or rocker board.

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