I’ve noticed a trend working with clients of all ages. The older my clients become, the more concerned they are about their balance. This is probably because of the messages that society sends us, but it’s also rooted in some truth. Our balance slowly starts to deteriorate after the age of 40.
But don’t reach for the walker or cane just yet! You can improve your balance through practice. Much of what we think of as balance is actually strength and mobility in our feet, ankles, legs, and hips. To improve your balance, therefore, you need to improve the strength and mobility in those areas.
In this video, we’ll practice a progressive balance sequence. There are four exercises on each side. If the first exercise feels good, try the second, and so on until you feel comfortable practicing all four.
Want to take this practice up a notch? Try doing the same sequence on a vibration plate!