Improve Your Balance and Reduce Your Risk of Falls
Most of our daily movements are single-legged (think walking, running and hiking), so it’s important to have a strong, balanced base to perform our daily activities.
Single leg strength is especially important as we age. It improves balance, reduces the risk of falls, and helps prevent or correct muscle imbalances.
Here are four exercises for single leg strength that are perfect for active women over 40 who want to stay strong, fit, and healthy:
1️⃣ Single leg squat
2️⃣ Single leg deadlift
3️⃣ Banded parallel clamshells
4️⃣ Single leg bridge
Incorporating these exercises into your fitness routine can help you maintain your independence and mobility as you age. Plus, they’re a great way to challenge yourself and keep your workouts interesting.
This is not medical advice. If you have undiagnosed pain or are new to exercise, always consult a healthcare professional before starting this or any new program.
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