Simple Balance Exercise

By hughsbayou Latest Reply 2012-02-14 10:29:18 -0600
Started 2012-01-31 10:35:05 -0600

I've been having neuropathy in my feet for several years, in fact from before I discovered that I was T2 diabetic. It started BEFORE my BG started rising. Probably from my back injuries. With therapy it is getting better but it is a mighty slow process.

All that said, it was giving me balance problems so I discovered this simple exercise that I now do a couple of times a day.

One simply stands on one foot and swings the other back and forth to begin with. Obviously you switch feet and do each side. At first I could only do about 10 reps without losing my balance. That got better so I started to swing my arms at the same time. Then I started holding weights in my hands (5 - 7 lbs). Now I can do about 50 reps on a side before tiring and I don't lose my balance. This can only be a good thing.

Simple, easy, can be done while watching TV or whatever.

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hughsbayou 2012-02-14 10:29:18 -0600 Report

update, I'm now up to a full minute on a side several times a day and it is definitely helping. I'm suddenly able to do 60 ab crunches at a time now whereas it had been difficult to do 25 up to just a week ago. I had to take a couple of days off because of a head cold and maybe, just maybe, one shouldn't go at it everyday, but give the body some time to recover in between.

jayabee52 2012-01-31 15:08:03 -0600 Report

Thanks so much hugh for that. I have had a lot of problems with my balance since I have had 3 ministrokes back in December 2005. I will have to try that and add it to my exercise scheme.

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