One Legged Exercising, Why You Need to Do This More

One Legged Exercising, Why You Need to Do This More

Research shows that people’s ability to stand on one leg is an indicator of health and that getting better at standing on one leg can add to fitness and potentially lifespan. When you attempt the one leg balance, your brain is performing a remarkable amount of coordination.  Your eyes play a big role in maintaining your balance, which helps explain why standing on one leg is significantly harder when you close your eyes. If you can reach 10 seconds with your eyes closed, you’re doing well.

Here are are list of benefits you get from being able to stand on one leg:

You build a stronger Core. Working on your balance is also really good for building core strength and body alignment. If you’re working at home, it is a great way to break up the sedentary day and help correct any postural imbalances that can arise from just sitting.

It will keep your from falling.  As your balance is improved by practicing standing on one-leg or one-leg stance exercises, you are more likely to keep away from unwanted injuries and falls. So, this benefit in keeping you injury-free.

It can help prevent Dementia. here may also be one more benefit of standing on one leg or doing one-leg stance exercise. Performing the one-leg stance by closing your eyes can surprising help in preventing dementia. When you stand with your one leg and close your eyes, your body is able to gain more balance in the organs.

It can help strengthen your knees. By standing on one you are strengthening the hip, core, ankles.  All of these joints influence the strength of the knees.

Build bone density. Bone density and bone strength are improved by stress to the bone.  Standing on one leg causes stress to the bone, thereby increasing bone density.

This video will go through a leg sequence working one leg at a time and test your balance.