As winter approaches, and falls become more likely, there are some simple, easy steps that will dramatically improve your chances of avoiding a chance meeting with the ground. I call it my PACT program; if you try it, you’ll call it powerful. So here we go:
P is for Posture
Good posture improves your balance, efficiency, and energy flow automatically. And bad posture? Use your imagination. Oh, it also makes you look older. Now I’ve got your attention!
A is for Attention
The older you get, the more you tend to have done stuff. The more you do stuff, the less you think about it. Something unexpected happens? Going down! So stop thinking about all the stuff you can’t do right now and concentrate on what you’re doing. I guarantee your performance will improve; multi-tasking should really be called mediocre-tasking. And if you look down, look with your eyes, not your neck (see P above).
C is for Core Strength
Bad core strength = bad weight transfer, which is why all those athletes do core work, as it’s hard to think of many athletic endeavors that don’t rely on weight transfer, or the prevention thereof. And anything that requires you to move or balance is an athletic endeavor. Cool! You’re an athlete!
T is for Training
Doing some instability work, like standing on a balance pillow or on one leg, will help trigger those little reflex arcs that help you keep it shiny side up, without even thinking about it. Because thinking takes time, and gravity waits for no one.
There you go – 4 steps to taking control of your balance, and of your life. Remember: Control is high maintenance, but you are worth it.
Written by: Peter Guare, Founder, The Human HyperFormance Center for Advanced Anti-Aging
About the Author:
Peter Guare did all the things that he now tells people not to do, because he thought that what he had to get done was the most important thing. His body thought otherwise, and an autoimmune disease left him crippled and in pain. By seeking out the cutting edge techniques and technology he now offers at his Center for Advanced Anti-Aging, he has shut the disease down and acquired a functionality and physique that demonstrate that 60 is the new 40.