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TO HELP YOU STAY YOUR BEST ALL SUMMER BY COLLEEN RIORDAN

physical health

Source: Maureen Riordan, MS, ATC, LAT, Athletic Trainer, Prevea Sports Medicine

Balance “Working on your balance can be tedious and boring. However, a lot of people have very poor balance. By working to improve your balance, not only will it improve muscle strength, general coordination, and posture, but it also helps to prevent injuries like sprains,� says Riordan. Try balancing on one leg for a few seconds at a time. The longer you can hold it the better. For a challenge, stand one-legged on an uneven surface like a pillow. To work on your total body balance, practice side planks.

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