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Balance & Stability
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Strengthening can keep you balanced.
Exercising for hip strength can greatly improve balance as the hips play a crucial role in stabilizing the body. Strong hip, glute, & core muscles help to maintain proper alignment and control of the lower body during movement. When these muscles are weak, it can lead to poor balance and stability, increasing the risk of falls and injuries.
Here is a short list of strength exercises that can improve balance:
1. Hip raises: Lie on your back with knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Lift your hips off the ground while squeezing your glutes and driving through your heels. Hold for a few seconds, then slowly lower back down.
2. Side leg raises: Stand sideways next to a sturdy support for balance. Lift your leg out to the side, keeping it straight, and then slowly lower it back down. Repeat on both sides.
3. Clamshell exercise: Lie on your side with knees bent and legs stacked. Keeping your feet together, lift your top knee while keeping your torso stable. Slowly lower it back down and repeat on both sides.
4. Single-leg balance: Stand on one leg and lift the opposite leg off the ground slightly, bending at the knee. Maintain this position for as long as possible before switching to the other leg.
5. Standing hip abduction: Stand upright while holding onto a chair or wall for support. Lift one leg out to the side, away from the body, keeping the knee straight. Pause for a moment and then bring the leg back down. Repeat on both sides.
It's important to consult with a healthcare professional or a certified fitness trainer before starting any exercise program, especially if you have any existing medical conditions or concerns.
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