The Way You Stand Is Damaging Your Body: Part 1 – The Problem With One Leg Standing
One of the most common problems with favoring one leg is imbalance on your feet. When you favor one foot over another, it causes a problem in balance. If you are not careful, you may fall down or even hurt yourself!
To avoid falling down and injury, you need to learn how to keep both legs balanced properly.
In order to do so, you will have to start practicing balancing on both sides of your body at the same time. A little practice goes a long way.
When you begin doing this, you will notice that you no longer feel like one leg is always stronger than the other. That’s because it isn’t! Balance is about balance and strength!
So if one leg feels weak, then that means there is something wrong with your balance!
To fix your balance issues, you will need to strengthen your weaker leg. The best way to do this is by using exercises. Exercises are great because they work all parts of the body at the same time.
They are also fun! So let’s get started!
How To Strengthen One Leg At A Time: How To Strengthen Both Legs At Once?
As with any other part of your body, you need to work each leg equally. When you start strengthening one leg, you need to also strengthen the other leg as well. When you strengthen one leg, it makes the other leg even weaker! So always make sure you work both legs equally.
’tis time to do some exercises. You should pick at least 3 different types of exercise, and repeat each one 3 times. This will challenge your legs in all areas, and will help them grow strong!
Try squat jumps Squat jumps are a great way to build up your calves and thighs. Stand with your legs a bit wider than shoulder-width apart. Bend your knees and hips and lower your body down as if you are about to sit in a chair.
Then, jump up as high as you can, while also raising your arms up above your head. Land softly, and repeat.
Lunge jumps Lunges are a great way to strengthen your legs and glutes. Stand with your legs shoulder-width apart. Step one leg forward and lower your body until that knee nearly touches the ground.
Now jump up as high as you can, while also raising your arms up above your head. Land softly, and then step forward with the opposite leg. Continue this pattern of lunging and jumping for at least 1 minute.
Once you can easily do 3 sets of 15 repetitions of each of these exercises, move on to the next section to continue working your legs!
The Way You Stand Is Damaging Your Body: Part 2 – Should You Be Standing Like That?
It’s not just sitting that causes problems for your body. It’s also standing around too much as well! Just like anything else, our bodies are meant to move. If they don’t move, then they weaken. And if they weaken, this can lead to health issues in the future. So it is VERY important to keep your body active at all times.
Just standing around can lead to weak legs, but this can be easily fixed with a few exercises. These exercises are very easy, and you should be able to do them. All you need to do is make sure you are moving your body on a daily basis!
Try a Spinach Shake!
Spinach is not just good for your health, it’s great for it! In fact, you should be eating it every day! Luckily, this won’t be a problem for you because you love the stuff anyway.
Here’s an easy way to get it into your diet.
1 cup fresh Spinach (or 2 bags of frozen spinach)
1 banana (preferably fresh, but frozen will do in a pinch)
2 cups of milk (cow’s milk or almond milk work well)
Add all ingredients into a blender, and blend on high until a smoothie-like consistency is reached. Be sure to add more liquid if needed. Add water to reach your desired thickness.
Add honey to taste if desired for extra sweetness.
Note: This shake should turn out a darkish green color.
Drink this every day (can be consumed for lunch or dinner as well as breakfast). You’ll not only improve the health of your legs and other systems in your body, but you’ll also begin to notice your pants feeling looser within just a few days!
Sources & references used in this article:
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Awareness through movement by E Tuck – Harvard Educational Review, 2009 – hepgjournals.org
“Why do you stand looking up toward heaven?” New Testament Eschatology at the Turn of the Millennium by M Feldenkrais – 1972 – mindinmovement.co.nz
Doing bodies differently? Gender, youth, appearance and damage by RB Hays – Modern Theology, 2000 – Wiley Online Library
Effects of whole-body cryotherapy vs. far-infrared vs. passive modalities on recovery from exercise-induced muscle damage in highly-trained runners by L Frost – Journal of youth studies, 2003 – Taylor & Francis
Biomechanics of sit-to-stand transition after muscle damage by C Hausswirth, J Louis, F Bieuzen, H Pournot… – PloS one, 2011 – journals.plos.org