Testing your 3 balance systems is a bit tricky to do on your own, but it can be done. Remember that the 3 systems include your vision, your sensation/proprioception and your inner ear. I’ll explain how to test each of the 3 below, but let me give you a word of caution first: when you test your balance on your own, you run the risk of falling. So if you’re interested in performing these tests, make sure you’re in a safe environment and that someone is nearby to help you correct your balance if needed.
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220121 Simple Exercises to Improve Your Balance at Home (3 Videos)Nov. 13, 2020 by Luke Gordon, DPT
Balance is a critical part of living an active life, especially as we age.
071120 Balance board push ups
If you are able to do a regular pushup without assistance, then perhaps a challenge is in order for you. The challenge is to do a regular pushup on the balance board.
181219 Senior fitness books
Since I have been training others for a long time now, I thought it only proper that this book should be accessible to other ActivelyFitSeniors. While there are others on the Amazon site, this one is particulary suited to our generation as it deals specifically with improving your strength. The others are available on Amazon. … Continue reading 181219 Senior fitness books
020819 Introduction to fitness
020819 Introduction to fitness This portion of ActivelyFitSeniors exposes you to the different concepts of fitness and then swiftly moves into guiding you in setting up your own fitness program. Now, it will be immediately apparent that if you are exercising, you will get tired and sore. Therefore, a discussion follows concerning the causes of … Continue reading 020819 Introduction to fitness
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
030419 Adult exercise guidelines
030419 Adult exercise guidelines Inactivity diminishes a person’s ability to lead a healthy productive life and living a long time doesn’t mean much if you aren’t able to enjoy it. Avoiding the sedentary lifestyle is easier than it may appear. Simply get moving. You don’t have to be an elite world class athlete to reap … Continue reading 030419 Adult exercise guidelines