Balance Exercises For Microadventurers

By Suzanne Stoke, Physical Therapist @ Exercise For Balance via www.exerciseforbalance.combalance exercises

   Practicing certain balance exercises can help prepare you for one of life’s great microadventures.  A microadventure is an adventure that is close to home, cheap, simple, short, and yet very effective. Alastair Humphreys is an adventurer, blogger, author and motivational speaker, who coined the term microadventures.     Please see Furthermore, a microadventure is a way to live more adventurously amongst the busy constraints of real life. To be more specific, a microadventure suggests:
  • To experience the wild and escape from the rushed, mundane real world.
  • To do something new, fun and different.
  • To spend memorable time with your friends, family or by yourself.
  • To challenge yourself, surprise yourself, and achieve something to be proud of.
    Alastair Humphrey’s website offers several ideas of microadventures.
  • Sleep in your garden*
  • Swim wild – in a river, lake or sea*
  • Go solo*
  • Go with a friend
  • Go with a family member
  • Tick off some themes: river, hill, mountain, beach, wood…*
  • Take someone on their first microadventure*
  • Take a child for their first microadventure*
  • Do one on a work night*
  • Make a cup of tea on a stove you have made yourself*
  • Sleep by the sea
  • Sleep under a full moon
  • Spot a shooting star
  • Sleep out below 0 degrees Celsius*
  • Get there by bike
  • Get there on foot
  • Paddle a river – by canoe or tractor inner tube
  • Learn to identify a new bird or new tree each month
  • Forage for your food, or at least pick some blackberries
  • Do one on Mothers’ Day / Fathers’ Day
  • Go on your birthday
  • Take a novice friend on their birthday
  • Sleep out on a snowy night
  • Sleep somewhere local but new to you
  • Do something that is challenging to you but achievable today (e.g. a ride or walk to a bivvy spot which is hard but do-able right now)
  • Something that requires you to plan, train or put some effort in in some way.


 Balance Exercises For The Adventurer

   To enjoy a safe and fun filled microadventure, start off with  balance exercises. Before hitting the trail for a moon lit hike or before stepping into a tippy canoe, rehearse a few appropriate equilibrium routines. As an example, you can start by learning to control how your body weight shifts during movements– on a boat, trail or bike. The first step is to stand with or feet shoulder width a part and center your body weight in the middle of your feet. Once you have a feel for centering your body weight, slowly shift your weight forwards and backwards or side to side. Now you can progress to shifting your body weight while standing on a couch cushion or the BOSU balance equipment. You can learn these stability techniques and other balance exercises by following the instruction of an experienced Physical Therapist in the Exercise For Balance DVD.


 Balance Exercises In The Exercise For Balance DVD

    In preparation of your first microadventure, start the best balance exercises with the Exercise For Balance DVD. The healthcare provider recommended Exercise For Balance DVD is an excellent educational DVD to use at home or in a group setting. The easy to follow Exercise For Balance DVD is complete with  a step by step series of the best balance and strength exercises needed to enhance overall fitness and to perform basic activities like shopping, walking, standing, stair climbing or to advance to high level activities like skiing, dancing and hiking. In the  comprehensive Exercise For Balance DVD, you will learn how to improve stability, steadiness techniques and balance routines from a balance instructor — 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

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 Be safe on your adventure by starting balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.

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