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What Happens To Your Balance After You Turn 40?
What can be done to improve our balance over 40?
The good news is that there are many things you can do to improve your balance as you age. Some of them consist of correcting some of our existing causes. While others include postures and exercises that will deliver solid results you can enjoy with just a little bit of practice. Here are 6 things you can start working on as soon as you turn 40.
- Make sure you have an eye exam every year so you can keep your vision properly corrected.
- Begin a healthy eating plan where you consume more fresh fruits and vegetables and less junk food. Getting your weight under control if you are carrying a few extra pounds will help you feel better in general and make it easier to maintain your balance.
- Make it a priority to take a brisk 20-minute walk every day; work up to 30 minutes if you can. This will help to bring your blood pressure under control naturally. Work with your doctor to lower your blood pressure medications with the ultimate goal of getting off these meds completely.
- Begin a weight training regimen three times a week. It will help to keep your bones strong, build your strength back up, and help improve your balance.
- Vonda Weight has a book titled Fitness After 40: How to Stay Strong at Any Age that has several exercises you might want to try. There is a test you can take to begin with so you can see the improvements you are making as you go along. There are five exercises you practice daily for 10 weeks and you will be happy to watch your body respond so easily.
- Christiane Northrup has a website devoted to her adage that “goddesses never age.” She has a very simple way of improving your balance: stand with your feet together, your eyes closed and raise one leg. Do it as long as you can building up your time each time you perform it. She suggests you try it wherever you can throughout the day as it will help develop your stabilizer muscles and keep you from future falls.
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Now that you know what things you can do to keep your balance intact as you grow older, you should start as soon as you can. Each one of the suggestions listed above is a small price to pay to keep you from walking like an old person. They could also reduce your chances of falling and having to endure broken bones and a painful recovery.