Apr 15th, 2017
Author: Cocoon Web Design
The Good, The Bad, The Balance.
As years persist on our lives, our bodies change whether we want them to or not. You may remember being the most flexible or most athletic back when you were in high school or college, well those years are behind us and we will never be able to be like that again. Those years were our prime years, when our bodies were still growing or fully-grown and our muscles trained for any obstacle that came our way. It’s time to reevaluate your goals for your body, make some realistic goals that you can reach.
As we grow older, our muscles deteriorate especially if we adapt to a more sedentary life style. We like our comfortable nine to five office jobs but its taking a toll on our bodies because we are moving less and sitting more. The strength that comes within may always be there but as for our balance there are a few factors that affect it.
Viral or bacterial infections in the ear
Visual and skeletal systems
Nervous and Circulatory system
You will not be able to prevent balance loss but there are sure ways to delay the effect or even hinder the amount of balance loss you will experience. This is the reason why elderly are more prone to falling and breaking a bone such as their hips. Just get up and start moving! No matter what it is, mowing the lawn, walking the dog, gardening, chasing after your children, whatever the activity just make sure you are up on your feet and moving. If you feel you need assistance to gain balance take up a yoga class, talk to some trainers at the gym to show you strength training exercises combined with balance exercises such as bicep curls while balancing on one leg. This will help you strengthen the body and mind; by concentrating on multiple tasks you are “tricking/working” the brain and body harder. Balance training has many positive effects on your body such as,
It benefits your neuromuscular coordination; basically it helps improve the communication between your brain and muscles.
It helps with muscle isolation; during balance training you have to maintain stabilization and you are forced to engage an individual muscle predominantly so that you are not using other muscles to help you “cheat.”
During balance training your body has to work that much harder to stabilize; in turn this helps you to burn more calories.
It helps w hip stabilization; with single leg type balance exercises your glute medius is engaged and worked. Therefore, this helps with hip stabilization.
It helps with core stabilization; this in turn helps to improve your coordination, athletic skill, and posture.
Please do not be ashamed asking for help, everyone will experience this in their lifetime just some people experience it sooner than others and that’s okay. As long as you take immediate action to bettering your health as the first signs persist or even now with newly found information take action prior to symptoms occurring to gain beneficial results. Make sure you receive your yearly physical and talk to your physician about any concerns you may have or have extra tests done to comfort any suspicions you may have about your health.
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