How to Support and Improve Personal Performance
When it comes to exercise we often tend to focus on cardio and strength building.
But there is another extremely important area that gets little attention until you begin to lose it.
What I am referring to is your balance! Which involves coordination and strength and muscle control.
It affects every activity, from walking, riding a bike, dancing, to all your daily routines, such as carrying out the trash, going up and down stairs, walking through a crowded room, or unloading the groceries from your car.
When it comes to the brain, it is your cerebellum that controls balance.
It is responsible for coordination, fine muscle control, posture, and equilibrium, in addition to attention and language. It is found at the back of the brain. Your cerebellum works with sensory input from your eyes and ears to keep you upright and steady.
Here are a few tips to support your cerebellum and brain health:
Protect your head: Lower your risk of a head injury by wearing your seatbelt in the car; removing fall hazards from your home, like loose wires and slippery rugs; and wearing a helmet while biking or playing contact sports.
Exercise regularly: It helps to stimulate blood flow to your brain.
Eat a healthy diet: Focus on fresh organic fruits and vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, and fish.
Limit alcohol consumption: Drinking too much alcohol can damage your cerebellum.
Avoid smoking: Smoking is associated with many health issues, including high blood pressure and stroke.
3 Exercises to Boost Balance and Coordination
1. Standing On One Leg
Stand with your feet together and arms at your sides. Raise one foot in front of you, about 6-8 inches off the ground.
Hold for ten seconds, then lower your foot. Repeat with your other foot.
If you find this difficult, no worry. Don’t give up, continue and success will follow shortly.
2. Walking Heel-to-Toe
This and the next tip came from Tony Horton. These are both excellent suggestions.
Walking heel-to-toe exercise great for improving balance. Place one foot directly in front of the other, with the heel of the front foot against the toe of the back foot.
Look straight ahead and take a step, heel to toe. Repeat this for 10 steps.
Tony’s suggestion is when you can make 10 steps easily, kick it up a notch, and try doing it with your arms raised to the side at shoulder level.
3. Back Leg Raises
Stand behind a chair (or your couch), and hold on for balance. Slowly lift one leg straight back without bending your knee or pointing your toes, and hold it for 1 second.
Repeat this 10 times, then repeat 10 times with the other leg. This exercise strengthens the lower back and glutes, which helps your overall ability to balance. Try not to lean forward when you raise your leg.
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David spent over 27 years in the mortgage/real estate business. But 33 years ago, God re-directed his life and placed in him a passion for natural health and prevention of disease. Today, David is a certified health consultant, and for the last 33 years has lived a natural food lifestyle and discovered simple, key components for living a lifestyle of health and vitality. One of the early things David realized is that disease was NOT the result of a drug deficiency. And that everything we think, say, and consume or are exposed to in some manner or another either supports our cellular structures or causes them to age faster and breakdown.
David believes there is nothing more important than to live within God’s blueprint for one’s life. Each of us has been given specific gifts, talents, and purpose that are to be lived out on a foundation of faith in Him and His Word.
“It saddens me to see people suffering, frustrated, or discouraged with life … and fall into the rut of living, unable to reach their full potential: spiritually, emotionally, physically, and financially. I think it’s also a travesty in this country people that are not educated in personal health care, nor in how to protect their privacy, assets, and often liberties. God has designed us to live amazing lives, and sometimes it just helps to find someone who will come alongside us and provide the hope and direction needed at that moment. It’s about bringing together your personal and business aspirations into a balanced vision for your life, aligned with His Word.“
“Bottom line, what balance do you need to bring to your life, what type of life do you desire to create that enables you to be all you can be and live a life with no regret – a life that produces a faithful servant?”
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