Balance 2 with Kathy

Here is another amazing video to help keep us active from Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging  to help us stay active at home.

In this video, Kathy (CCAA certified senior fitness instructor) explains different balance concepts and leads participants through a variety of exercises to practice focused, distracted and preventative balance using a small exercise ball (any small prop can be used).

Below the video is information they want you to know and remember to Stay Safe, Stay fit and Stay Positive.

Best Practices
Ensure that the exercise space in your home is a safe environment for movement, for example, your floor surface should be free of tripping hazards such as cords and scatter rugs.
Wear proper athletic footwear and comfortable clothing that allows you to move around freely.
Balance activities should be challenging and performed near a stable support such as a sturdy chair, wall, counter or railing.
Flexibility exercises (dynamic and static) should be performed at light-to moderate- intensities.Pain-free range-of-motion (dynamic) movements around joints should be performed at light intensities.
Moderately challenging static stretches can be held for 15-20 seconds (a slight pull should be felt in the muscle during lengthening).
Balance and flexibility sessions should each last a minium of 5 minutes.
Any amount of physical activity is beneficial, but the closer you get to daily integration of balance and flexibility activities the longer functional benefits are maintained and the more likely you are to see improvement in these areas.
Don’t forget to review the disclaimer and if possible chat with your doctor before beginning any new exercise program.

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