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    Improving balance

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    Any tips or ways for improving balance?

    I'm not interested in any workouts (do enough already) but I'm just looking for something to do when I'm bored.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coach Palfrey View Post
    Balance for what exactly?
    For the hell of it.

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    This is a major issue as one ages; most falls in the over-60s are related to balance. I stand on one foot then the other while doing all sorts of mundane activities, like brushing my teeth, etc. Also, I have a balance board, and I use a swiss ball which has lots of core strengthening/balance exercises. Google balance or swissball exercises and you can find lots.
    This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it. Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Any given day you are surrounded by 10,000 idiots.
    Lao Tsu, founder of Taoism

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    Tai chi is great for balance. However, if you don't want to learn tai chi, just stand on one foot, when you get tired, change to the other foot. Great when you have to wait in a long line.

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    Get a slackline.
    Brad

    late onset type1 diabetic 4-27-10 @ age 30

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    Stand on one foot and juggle. Do it on an unstable surface. Stand on one foot with your eyes closed. Move your upper body around while you do it, lots of yoga poses for inspiration.

    Gordo

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    First post here. I recommend you look into wobble boards, stability discs, and bosu ball exercises if you want to improve balance and stability.

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    Love yoga - definitely has improved my balance.

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