291219 Balance by Danny M. O’Dell MA., CSCS

291219 Balance by Danny M. O'Dell MA., CSCS Balance is critical to our daily living activities. Without balance, we would be constantly reaching and grasping for stable objects to prevent falling, stumbling or injuring ourselves. Since the basic examples were identified and discussed in an earlier post. This one will address a few more from … Continue reading 291219 Balance by Danny M. O’Dell MA., CSCS

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131119 Introduction to balance training

131119 Introduction to balance training Beginning around the fourth decade, we start to lose a small percentage of the ability to keep our equilibrium[1]. Losing your balance leads to falls and possible fractures, or other injuries if not prevented. Prevention begins with daily practice. Standing on one foot or with heel to toe for multiple … Continue reading 131119 Introduction to balance training

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180819 Balance

180819 Balance If are just beginning to exercise you will soon learn that balance plays a big part in correctly performing the movements. One of the easiest ways to test your standing balance is to follow the Tai Chi test. Pick up an accurate stop watch and then do the test at least three times … Continue reading 180819 Balance

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250719 Balance

250719 Balance Balance is critical to our daily living activities. Without balance, we would be constantly reaching and grasping for stable objects to prevent falling, stumbling or injuring ourselves. Here are several variations of a basic exercise to help develop and maintain your sense of balance. Once you are able to do one exercise example … Continue reading 250719 Balance

070719 Balance

070719 Balance Balance is critical to our daily living activities. Without balance, we would be constantly reaching and grasping for stable objects to prevent falling, stumbling or injuring ourselves. Here are several variations of a basic exercise to help develop and maintain your sense of balance. Once you are able to do one exercise example … Continue reading 070719 Balance

300619 Jo, toe step outs

https://videopress.com/v/EwoWFYNe Jo, toe step outs 300619 Jo, toe step outs Begin standing upright on both feet in a naturally balanced position. Move your right foot out and to the side at about a 45-degree angle. Do this without twisting your hips too much to the side as you step out. After lightly touching the floor … Continue reading 300619 Jo, toe step outs

200419 Jo, practicing her balance

Jo is a licensed mental health professional. She and her husband are constantly on the go. They walk, garden, and tend their lawn, shop, travel and exercise. They are both fully engaged, mentally and physically, in living life to the fullest. https://videopress.com/v/IMGGIt9o

150419 An introduction to Tai-Chi

150419 An introduction to Tai-Chi Tai-Chi is an ancient art that uses a series of gentle continuous movements which place an emphasis on joint leverage based on coordination and relaxation instead of muscular tension. Practioners of the art have discovered increased balance control, flexibility and cardiovascular benefits. The elderly have reduced their risk of falling … Continue reading 150419 An introduction to Tai-Chi