PRAC­TISE STAND­ING ON ONE FOOT

Good Health Choices - - Be Informed -

Los­ing your bal­ance and fall­ing isn’t just some­thing that hap­pens to over-65s. Ac­cord­ing to Pro­fes­sor Dow, your sense of bal­ance be­gins to de­cline at around age 40. You can put the brakes on that slip­pery slope, she urges, by prac­tis­ing your bal­ance ev­ery day, start­ing now. “Stand on one leg while you clean your teeth,” she says. “In­cor­po­rate the tree pose into your morn­ing yoga rou­tine. When you go walk­ing, walk across rocks. Any­thing that in­volves chal­leng­ing your bal­ance is go­ing to be ben­e­fi­cial.”

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