Safely and easily strengthen your stabilizer muscles
This exercise engages your stabilizer muscles by challenging you to "teeter totter" and not topple to the ground. Your body has many muscles, and many different types. Stabilizer muscles are located throughout the entire body. They help to support and keep steady the other muscles in your body that are responsible for any amount of movement or lifting. By regularly practicing these stretches and exercises, you will decrease your risk or chance of falling, and help strengthen the muscles in your body responsible for keeping you upright and balanced.
Did you also know that exercising on grass puts less stress on your joints than exercising indoors? Yes! Grass protects your body like a cushion from the impacts of exercise.
Here is a safe, easy exercise targeting your stabilizer muscles you can practice on grass (or anywhere).
Strengthen Stabilizer Muscles with this Safe and Easy Exercise for Seniors
- Take off your shoes to feel the soothing grass!
- Lift your heels up slightly, as if your toes were holding on to the earth.
- Bend your knees to absorb any shifts in your balance.
- Now, reach your arms up in slow motion to their full potential.
- Take a deep breath at the top.
- Then, still with your heels in the air, bend your knees slowly to form a low crouch.
- Crouching with your heels still in the air, touch the earth with your fingers.
- Even out your balance between all ten toes and ten fingers.
- Lengthen your neck and don’t bear any weight on your shoulders.
- Take a deep breath.
- Spring your hands, head, and torso up in slow motion.
- Then, step your right foot back and lean forward.
- Like a seesaw in midair, balance your weight in midair between your right foot and your two arms.
- Bend your left knee to absorb any shifts in your balance.
- Repeat while balancing on your left foot.
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