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Mobility

Do These Exercises if You Sit A lot…

By | Behavior Change, Body Assessment, Health, Lifestyle, Strength, Uncategorized

If you are like me, and most of North America, you sit.
 
A lot…
 
Studies are now showing that all that sitting leads to early death.
 
But another problem is looming…
 
Very poor posture, neck and back pain, and lack of movement and mobility.
 
In today’s short video, I would like to share with you a couple simple exercises you can do at home or at work to counteract all this sitting.

6 Exercises and Stretches You Can Do To Improve Balance and Flexibility

By | Balance, Behavior Change, Flexibly, Health, Strength, Uncategorized

A couple days ago I shared a test with 5 simple exercises to do to evaluate your current balance and flexibility abilities. 

Today, I want to share with you some specific exercises and stretches you can do to improve your overall balance, strength, and flexibility.

Why is balance so important?

As we age, balance is one of the first things to start to go. Poor balance results in more falls which increases the chance of breaking bones. Osteoporosis also gets worse as we age, so the combined effect of loss of balance and frail bones can become very problematic as we get into our 50’s and beyond. Flexibility is important because it gives us the mobility to continue to go about our daily lives with ease. Lack of flexibility results in increased injuries and overall lower quality of life because it limits our mobility. Getting up and down from the ground, in and out of cars, up and down stairs etc becomes difficult without optimal flexibility.

->-> Do these stretches and exercises now <-< to improve your strength, flexibility and balance, no matter what your age.