Get fit in 15 minutes: The best exercise to improve balance

Get fit in 15 minutes: The best exercise to improve balance

Get fit in 15 minutes: Celebrity personal trainer reveals the best exercise to improve balance

  • Nadya Fairweather suggests a seated V-sit hold to improve balance 
  • Lola Biggs says  B12 is essential for coordination and communication
  • Liz Hemmings reveals a selection of stylish fitness clothes for the work out 

WHAT TO DO

Celebrity personal trainer Nadya Fairweather (u-shape.co.uk) says a seated V-sit hold can improve balance. This exercise is NOT suitable for anyone with disc issues or lower back problems. Sit on your mat on your sit bones (the bones you can feel when you sit on something hard), with legs bent heels on the mat.

Draw the tummy button in, relax the shoulders down, chin off chest, finger tips lightly touching the floor beside you to start. Lift one foot off the mat, bring up the second one.

If this is achievable, lift your fingertips off the floor and hold out to the sides.

Balance for 10-30 seconds.

Celebrity personal trainer Naya Fairweather suggests a seated V-sit hold to improve balance

WHAT TO EAT 

Balance can become more difficult as we age and with hormonal shifts in the body, says nutritionist Lola Biggs (togetherhealth.co.uk). B12 is essential for coordination and communication from brain to muscles which help balance. B12 rich foods include meat, fish, milk, eggs, cheese and some fortified breakfast cereals.

If you are vegan or vegetarian, you might need a B12 supplement. Try the vegan friendly Vitamin B12 Shiitake Mushroom whole food supplement (£9.49) that contains three natural forms of B12. A pigment found in grapes, berries and dark chocolate called resveratrol may improve our balance, via supporting the neuromuscular communication pathway, especially as we age.

WHAT TO WEAR

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