Pokémon Go And Balance Exercises
Balance Exercises To Stay Safe With Pokemon
By Suzanne Stoke, Physical Therapist @ Exercise For Balance via www.exerciseforbalance.com
The Pokémon Go game craze is sweeping across America but may need to be accompanied by balance exercises to avoid common injuries. Please see more information at http://www.exerciseforbalance.com/buy-now The Pokémon Go game involves walking from place to place to find the little monsters that appear on your smartphone screen. One benefit of Pokémon Go is that is promotes general fitness and gets folks out walking. Since the release of the game, however, numerous common injuries have been reported. The game, made by Niantic and the Pokemon Company, was released late on July 6, and allows players to capture Pokemon in real-world locations. The popular new game quickly shot to the top of the charts for Apple’s free apps and has gathered at least 100,000 downloads on Google’s Play store. It also quickly led to an unexpected side effect: a number of reported Pokemon-related injuries. One player commented, “Pokemon Go put me in the ER last night.” “Not even 30 minutes after the release last night, I slipped and fell down a ditch,” said the Reddit user. “I fractured the fifth metatarsal bone in my foot, and am looking at 6-8 weeks for recovery. A University in Arizona sent a message to it’s students saying, “Please approach them with caution and remember to look up from your phone to avoid tripping or running into something.” On that note, those of us at Exercise For Balance advise that Pokémon Go players rehearse a few balance exercises before embarking on their Pokémon journey.
Balance Exercises To Avoid Falls
To avoid tripping and falling while playing pokemon Go, it is suggested that you practice certain balance exercises to develop excellent stability skills. As an example, you can perform tandem walking where you walk along a line, heel to toe. In this narrow base of support routine, you will strengthen you balance reactions at your feet and ankles, which will help you while walking outside. You can learn how to perform tandem walking and other balance exercises by following the directions of a skilled Physical Therapist in the Exercise For Balance DVD.
To be safe while playing Pokémon Go, get started on a course of the best balance exercises with the Exercise For Balance DVD. The healthcare provider recommended Exercise For Balance DVD is a high quality instructional DVD to use at home or in a group setting. The easy to understand and simple to follow Exercise For Balance DVD includes a step by step series of the latest balance and strength exercises necessary to optimize general fitness and to carry out basic daily activities like shopping, doing laundry, walking, standing, cleaning house, stair climbing or to advance to more difficult pursuits like skiing, dancing, playing golf and hiking. In the comprehensive Exercise For Balance DVD, you will learn how to improve stability, how to apply steadiness techniques and how to safely execute balance routines from a qualified balance specialist — licensed Physical Therapist—who has worked with balance and dizziness disorders for over 25 years. Get your copy of the Exercise For Balance DVD by clicking on the BUY NOW button
Be safe with Pokemon by starting balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.
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