How To Improve Your 'Golf' Balance
Balance - it sounds so simple! As a golfer, you know that
maintaining a proper balance is a key to your game. And it's
more than just having the correct stance.
Optimal balance depends on three aspects - your visual perception,
the signals from the inner ear, and signals from your muscles
and joints. Sometimes these aspects get out of sync, causing
a balance disorder.
A lack of balance usually occurs when your head position changes
- which is a good reason to keep your head still during your
Migraines can attribute to a balance disorder. So if you have
frequent migraines, seek medical attention. These headaches
can affect your golf game in ways you may never have thought
Don't spend a fortune on new golf equipment hoping for better
play before you check your medicine cabinet to see if any
drugs you're taking affect your balance. The condition "ear
poisoning" seriously affects your balance. Ear poisoning is
usually caused by side effects of some medications - notably
the antibiotic gentamicin. Up to 50 % of people who take this
drug experience some sort of ear poisoning.
Diuretics can pose a problem as well. So if you're on any
medicine and you start feeling dizzy, get medical help! Sometimes
the dizziness can literally become a lifelong problem, so
don't delay in seeking help.
If your balance is a little off in your game, you may want
to do some simple exercises to improve it. Just kicking a
ball around your backyard can help. You can also set up a
little obstacle course and weave in and out of it to improve
your balance. Your kids will have fun with the course, too!
In fact, they may even set up one for you!
You can also buy a balance board to help you with your center
of gravity. We found a handmade, well-crafted balance board
on eBay. These boards are challenging and fun to use!
In addition, working with flexibility exercises helps increase
your balance by releasing muscle tension. Try some simple
yoga stretches to help with loosening up tight muscles.
Another useful item is a yoga ball or exercise ball. Even
just sitting on one of these balls requires balance - so try
using one for part of the day. Work up gradually until you
can sit on the ball for 30 minutes at a time. These ball exercises
can help you develop proper posture, increase the mobility
of your lower back, and develop overall control of your body
Since balance is fundamental to every aspect of your golf
game, spend some time each day working on developing it. Who
knows? You could find your swing and your score improving
Copyright 2006 Tyler Powers
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