Everyone has heard time and time again how important exercise is. Most people focus on cardio, strength, toning, and flexibility. Practicing these exercises will assist with most fitness goals people have. However, balance training is often neglected in people’s exercise routine. In fact, most people do not even know how poor their balance is until they actual attempt a balance exercise. Incorporating balance in your workout will provide you with many benefits that will improve your health and assist you towards achieving your fitness goals successfully.
According to Howard LeWine, M.D., the benefits of incorporating balance in your exercise programs include:
Faster reaction time. For example, this can help you keep yourself upright if you start to fall by putting out an arm quickly to grab something stable. Athletes also train in balance to improve their reaction time to enhance their professional skills in sports.
Improved coordination. This can directly help prevent falls, and improve your exercise abilities. By having better coordination, you can add lots of variety to your workout routine. Improved coordination also enhances your quality of life all together, making physical activities much more enjoyable.
Better brain function. Regular exercise helps maintain brain function with age. Clearer thinking may help you avoid situations that may be risky. This also helps you be more productive with your day, and helps improve sleeping patterns.
As you can see, balance is just as essential to your physical health as changing your diet and increasing your overall physical activity. If you are unsure of how to incorporate balance in your exercise routine, or even where to begin with an exercise routine, I can help. It has been proven time and time again that having a certified personal trainer is the most effective, and successful way to reach your fitness goals. Get started now and call Brits Fitness today 208-380-4799, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for a free consultation.