Examples of Balance and Coordination Exercises

Woman in balance

The physical exercises for balance and coordination They are essential for the health of the body, although sometimes these are less relevant than resistance or physical effort. This happens, in most cases, because coordination and balance are factors that are not essentially noticeable in the physical aspect or in the figure, but rather have to do with motor skills and human intelligence.

All of the human physical actionsTo be considered effective, they require a few demands regarding coordination and balance in their performance: many people assume that they are fully capable in terms of these two issues, but in all cases there are many issues that can be improved, such as speed reaction or acoustic perception.

With the age advance, people progressively lose their balance and the ability of the body to respond to the orders that the brain gives. This occurs mainly because vision deteriorates, also the receptor nerves of the sole of the foot that send the information related to the position to the brain, and finally the small hairs of the ear that send the information related to the force also deteriorate. gravity and movement.

This explains that the impairment of ability Maintaining balance and coordination occurs with greater force as the person approaches the elderly. It is not by chance, in this sense, that most of the institutions that are in charge of carrying out activities related to the health and vitality of the elderly, promote and organize this kind of exercise.

Examples of balance and coordination exercises

It is advisable to pay special attention to upper body and to the extremities, for which there are specially prepared exercises. Some of them will be listed below:

  1. Raise one knee until the hip is bent at a 90 degree angle, and hold it there as long as possible tending to increase balance. If the surface is softer, the exercise becomes more complex.
  2. Place one foot in front of the other, and then walk, supporting the heel first and then the ball of the foot.
  3. Lower your hands and knees, and stay with one arm and one leg in the air, in a contracted way.
  4. Find positions of balance between two people, where there is the least possible number of supports.
  5. Walk on the heels and the tip of the feet on the same line.
  6. Throw a tennis ball against a wall with one hand, then catch it with the other.
  7. Jumps moving with respect to the own axis, trying to turn without losing balance. The more difficult the balance will be the greater the turn.
  8. Bring the arm forward on the same side as the forward foot. Once enabled, try to run that way.
  9. Obstacle races, where you have to reward speed but also intelligence to go through obstacles.
  10. Walk along a line on the ground (or, when you are already experienced, on a rope).
  11. Jump the rope, progressively with a higher speed.
  12. Get up from a chair without the help of your hands and arms.
  13. Staying balanced while sitting on a ball.
  14. Throw a ball up and then catch it without falling to the ground, but with the feet necessarily within a range.
  15. The game of hopscotch, where the jumps on the floor must be coordinated.