Each month at Move Move we set ourselves a Move of the Month Challenge. Throughout the month we focus on mastering that move. Sometimes our Move of the Month is just one move, other times it maybe a series of moves. But our aim is to progress in some way.
Our move this month is not really a move so much as a concept. And a really important one at that… Balance.
Balance training is important as it helps our brain and body to work together to create stable patterns that help us move freely and at our moving best. This is especially important as we get older as good balance reduces your risk of falling which in turn reduces the risk of fractures and being immobile! In our younger years having adequate balance helps prevent injuries suffered through more physical pursuits such as running, cycling and mountain climbing!
Being able to activate our stabiliser muscle groups whilst we are moving – without having to think about it – is essentially what Pilates teaches! So this month look out for standing on one leg, kneeling on a ball, walking on a plank whilst catching a ball, scooting on a disk, running in springs and maybe we’ll even try standing on one leg, on a ball, on a plank whilst catching a ball!!!!!!!!