Women's Health (South Africa) - - DISCUSS! -

Bit of a klutz? Bal­ance it out on pointe. Re­search in the Jour­nal of Neu­ro­phys­i­ol­ogy found that bal­let train­ing en­ables the ner­vous sys­tem to boost the co­or­di­na­tion, bal­ance and range of mo­tion in a dancer. Try these moves:

Turnout Put hands on a chair, feet in a nar­row V, left leg be­hind and toe at five o’clock. Slowly lift leg up and down a few cen­time­tres for 30 sec­onds. Re­peat with faster, smaller moves. Swap legs.

High V Stand next to a chair, feet in a nar­row V. Rise onto the balls of your feet, bend your knees and bring your bum down. Slowly move down and up a cou­ple of cen­time­tres for 30 sec­onds. Re­peat, with smaller, faster move­ments.

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