Workout Wednesday: Balance to Stay Active

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Doing these exercises will help keep that connection stronger and help avoid injury. (KFSN)

Typically, we take our balance for granted, but it is a vital part of our daily life. When we rise from a chair, climb stairs, and walk outside on uneven terrain there is a connection between the brain, nervous system, muscles, and bones which help keep us from falling. Doing these exercises will help keep that connection stronger and help avoid injury.

Single Leg Standing Balance with Isometric Leg Lift

Stand tall and hold a sturdy object for balance if necessary. Take your time adjusting your balance until you can stand upright with one foot lifted off the floor, abs engaged, and arms extended at your sides. From there, slowly lift your opposite foot straight up in front of you. Hold, and repeat using the other leg.

Lateral leg lift

Now do the same exercise only raise the leg to the side.

Mummy kicks

Stand with arms extended straight forward, raise foot out and bring back to starting position alternating each time.

I'm Rhonda Murphy and this is your Workout Wednesday.

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