Have A Ball Exercising At Home

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What are some exercises to increase balance?

Have A Ball Exercising At Home

Exercise ball routines are great ways to fit a little exercise into a busy day because you can do them at home. Keep your exercise ball inflated and ready to go, and you can fit in some fitness while waiting for the laundry to be done, or during the commercial breaks of your favorite TV show.

One of many exercises to increase balance is the Plank Pike. Here's how to do it:

-Start with your hands on the floor in line with your shoulders, and get into a push-up (plank) position with your shins on the ball.

-Raise your hips towards the ceiling and use your legs and abs to roll the ball towards your middle.

-Hold for two counts, and then lower down to the starting position.

-Focus on pulling your navel in towards your spine and keeping your head centered between your arms as you move in and out of the inverted V position.

-Repeat 10 times.

   

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