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Get Fit Using Balancing Exercises

Jun 27, 2008
If you are trying to get fit then there are varied options that are available to you. All of them will involve one of two things exercise and the other one is food habits or dieting. Coming to exercises there are again a plethora of exercises which can help you get fit and in shape.

Among those exercises there are a set of balance exercises which can be performed even while you are home or even in the office. First of all we need to understand what balance exercises mean and what types of equipment is available to you for use at home or at the office. Of course there is balance exercise equipment which is used at the gym. Balance means in simple words is equilibrium and that equilibrium is attained within the body by using there senses of the body namely the eyes, the inner ear and the propriceptors which are like the small sensors within our joint and muscles which receive and transmit information to the brain about the center of gravity to maintain the balance.

The first step to incorporating balancing exercises in your routine is to have a proper stance. A proper stance is where you do not bend your knees and stand properly with the foot forming a proper semi circular arch. This is a first step in achieving a pure equilibrium and also form here you go onto balancing activities while standing, sitting and then hopping onto unstable and table surfaces to maintain that equilibrium. Then comes the balance board, which is nothing but a small wooden surface on top of the half of a ball. These are also known as wobble boards. Once you get atop these balance boards then you will need all your strength to do exercise on this board. By doing a variety of exercises you can actually correct your posture and also it improves the fitness of the lower region.

There are other balance related exercises which involve the use of stability ball. This stability ball can be used to target your abdomen area.Balance exercises actually strengthen your knee flexors and extensors. Another type of balancing exercises can be improved using the ski machine which is simulation machine to simulate the actual ski experience. You can target your outer and inner thighs as well as calf muscles by doing the ski machine exercises.

So get your hands on the balancing equipment and try to get fit using those. In all you get a good posture and you will also strengthen your lower half of the body.
About the Author
The author is a gaming enthusiast who suggests you to use balance board of Wii and hence to buy wii fit online as a first step. If you buy wii Nintendo online it will help you get exercise and gaming at home itself.
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