Mel Collie | Would you like an easy way to improve your balance?
Balance – when we grow up our balance starts to falter, we become less steady on our feet, less secure about crossing the road, unsure about walking down the stairs, heights scare us, worried when we are in a crowd – fear of being knocked over, missing the step up onto the bus, fear of breaking a bone that will take ages to heal…
Would you like an easy way to get your balance back?
I’ve seen, and tried, many ways to train balance, but many of them involve you standing on a wobbly surface.
Now , since I’ve been on the planet, the ground beneath my feet isnt wobbly, its perfectly sound ,no wobbles in sight, so I wouldn’t choose to put you on a wobbly surface to improve your already unsure balance system.
The thought of doing this can increase fear in the nervous system which means the brain will further tighten certain muscles and increase pain.
Thats not a great start…
The science bit
The inner ear – the vestibular system on the inner ear is responsible for your balance.
It works with your visual system, your eyes, it keeps objects in focus as your head moves. So it makes sense, don’t you think, to use exercises to help your balance improve by usng your eyes and your head movements, simple moves, easily followed. Much easier for you if your balance is already a bit shaky , as these easy moves can be done seated or even lying down, standing by a wall or chair.
The simple bit
Watch and follow along with me to test your balance and improve it.