Body Tip Balance exercises could save your hip someday, so add them to your workout routine now!
Balance ability naturally wanes over time. That’s why it’s a good idea to add balance practice to your fitness routine as you get older. Improving your balance helps prevent injuries and accidents and will help keep you stable on your feet for years to come. Roxanne Sukol, MD, suggests that you start by simply standing on one foot, then the other, while brushing your teeth. Once you’re comfortable with that, consider a tai chi class or video. Tai chi involves balancing on one foot or the other through various movements and positions. It also forces you to focus on body awareness, which could reduce your risk of accidental stumbles.