In the May 27 post below I note the research showing that we can challenge our brains and even build new brain cells by doing simple coordination exercises that basically involve using different movements with different parts of the body. I also mention that I have great difficulty trying to do these exercises on the healthy aging and balancing DVD that I have (and cite).
So I decided the thing to do was to write down the instructions for just one of these exercises and keep practicing it until I master it. Well, I keep practicing it and I’ve yet to master it.
Here’s the instructions:
- While seated, put your feet together in front of you.
- Keep your heels grounded and move the front of both feet first to the left and then to the right — like your feet were a windshield wiper.
- Now raise both hands and point the index fingers upward and rotate them in a circle while continuing the windshield-wiping feet.
Sounds simple doesn’t it? Try it.
If you find it easy to do, I don’t need to hear back from you.(grin).