Why it matters: Being steady on your feet
reduces your risk of falling, improves posture,
boosts fluidity and teaches you to connect
your mind and body in the present moment.
Exercise: Balance squat
Stand on your right leg with your left foot lifted
just off the floor. Bend your right knee and
touch your left leg with the fingertips of both
hands as low as you can—the knee, shin or
shoelaces. As you straighten your right leg,
reach both arms overhead. Repeat 10 times
on the right side, then do 10 on the left.
How to tell you’re improving: You reach
farther down with each squat and do more
reps without losing your balance.