Presentation on theme: "The Mind/Body Connection: Beginner Level Balance and Standing Stretches."— Presentation transcript:
The Mind/Body Connection: Beginner Level Balance and Standing Stretches
Program Objectives After this presentation, you will be able to: Assess readiness to safely begin a new exercise program Describe basic balance improvement and standing stretching exercises Safely practice the exercises that we learn
Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PAR-Q) Are You Ready To Begin A New Exercise Routine?
Has your doctor ever said that you have a heart condition and that you should only do physical activity recommended by a doctor? Do you feel pain in your chest when you do physical activity? In the past month, have you had chest pain when you were not doing physical activity? Do you lose your balance because of dizziness or do you ever lose consciousness? Do you have a bone or joint problem that could be made worse by a change in your physical activity? Is your doctor currently prescribing drugs (for example, water pills) for your blood pressure or heart condition? Do you know of any other reason why you should not do physical activity?
Standing In Correct Posture Shoulders Are Back And Chest Is Forward Head is upright and straight Stomach is tucked in, without tilting the pelvis forward or back Feet are hips width apart: (legs fall straight down from the hip)
Flexibility The American College of Sports Medicine suggests that adults should include flexibility exercises into their regular exercise.
Stretching should never cause pain Mild discomfort or a mild pulling sensation is normal.
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