Testing Testing…..

June 3, 2014

Do you think you have good balance, posture and strength?

Have you ever actually tested it?

Try this! Stand up, lift one leg off the floor and balance on the other foot – see how long you can hold it. Do the same thing on the other side and THEN try balancing on each foot with your eyes closed!

Do you fall within the normative range for your age group? How did you do?

Age           Eyes Open                Eyes Closed

20-59           30 Seconds               25 Seconds

60-69           23 Seconds               10 Seconds

70-79           14 Seconds              4.3 Seconds

So many of us consider ourselves to be strong, but are we stabile? As we age our bodies slowly lose basic functioning abilities that once seemed effortless UNLESS we practice & train our bodies to preserve good balance! Think of it as insurance for your hips & knees!

What about core strength? How many of you guys can hold a side plank for 95+ seconds? Ladies, you should be able to do at least 75 seconds – try it!

 

 

 

 

 

You already knew that core strength plays a big role in managing physical health & helps give you a toned mid-section. Have you considered that it is also vital to maintaining good posture? Exercising our core is not just for looks when we are in our twenties and thirties – but necessary for when we are eighty!

“Don’t run to get in shape, get in shape to run!” Why wait until you are injured or hurting to work at improving these things? Train yourself for sustaining good posture, strength & balanced so that you can enjoy life in the ‘long run’.

Take an Action Step!
If you tried some of these tests & performed poorly, come see us!
This summer we are offering a DISCOUNT on Rehab Evaluations, Programs & Follow Up for our current patients!
Know a loved one who needs our care? Mention this blog post & we will give them a Free Exam/Consult & Up to 2-Xrays to get them started! (Offer Expires August 31st)