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Ways to Keep Your Balance Every Minute of the Day

By Sandy Schroeder

Keeping your balance in a fast-moving world can be tricky, but figuring it out may help you avoid injury and keep up with your life.  It’s easy to equate physical balance issues with old age, but if we look closer, most of us deal with balance challenges every day.

Lifting groceries from the car, toting laundry, or carrying a child on one hip, all call for good balance and awareness to avoid falls and back injuries.

Proprioception means knowing where your body is in space, which comes in handy if you are running up and down steps, or heading out on a weekend hike. Without a good sense of where the body is, it is easy to sprain an ankle on a trail, or slip on the steps at home.

Hanging Onto Balance

Using good balance exercises and learning what chiropractic does for the body may be two of the best ways to stay active and protect the body.

How Chiropractic Helps

The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you provides a center that gives everyone from teens to seniors the best solutions for health, wellness and fitness.

Your chiropractor will explain how improving spinal health boosts overall health and fitness. A gentle targeted spinal adjustment may ease aches and pains and provide an overall sense of well-being.

Weekly 15-minute spinal adjustments may keep the benefits coming as you focus on balance exercises like these from WebMD.

Always check with your doctor before beginning new exercises, especially one-legged poses to be sure that you are comfortable when doing them.

Tighten abs - Engage abs by tightening them before exercising or when lifting to avoid injury. This activates core muscles that surround the spine and tones the abdomen.

Balance on one leg - In this stork-like pose, stand near a wall or have a sturdy chair within reach. Pick up one foot with knee facing forward or to the side. Hold for 10 seconds. Switch feet. Repeat.

Squat on one leg - Stand with feet about a foot apart. Point the left foot forward, lightly touching the floor to balance and push hips back and down into a one-legged squat position. The right knee is bent with chest straight, eyes looking forward, and arms out front. Slowly push up to starting position. Switch feet. 

When you are ready to get started, stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you. Affordable personal healthcare packages and plans require no insurance. Clinics are open six or seven days per week, and no appointments are needed.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Houston, Tex.

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