As we age, our balance starts to get progressively worse. If you can't make it 30 seconds on each foot, it's time you started working on your balance. The good news is that incorporating balance into your life is really quite easy and doesn't require much extra time.
I've been working on mine lately and after just about 4 weeks, I can already see a big difference. How have I gone about it? I sneak it in throughout my day. A few approaches:
- Whenever you lift weights with your upper body, do it on one leg. Or try using a bosu ball.
- The next time you brush your teeth or dry your hair, do it on one leg.
- You probably spend a fair amount of time each week standing in lines--at the grocery store, the bank, wherever it may be. Do it on one foot.
- You can also make more concerted efforts at balancing, like doing the 30-second closed eye drill several times each day.