Exercises for Balance, Coordination and AgilityPosted on Jun 7th 2011 11:00AM by That's Fit Editors
How much do you think about balance, coordination and agility when it comes to fitness?
For many Americans, the word "exercise" is only associated with "gym" and "jogging." But in order to keep our bodies resilient with age and prevent common injuries that occur from everyday activities (tripping, back aches, strains and sprains), it's imperative to move in different ways -- ways that our bodies are naturally designed to move.
This is the basis of conditioning drills and calisthenics -- fitness basics that have virtually disappeared from the modern fitness lexicon. This type of fitness works the neglected muscles in your body -- those muscles that keep you from falling when you trip carrying groceries and keep you on your toes when you've forgotten you're at the end of an escalator! By moving in these ways, you train your body to be more nimble, more coordinated and better prepared for the movements of everyday life.
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