Get fit in 15 minutes: The best exercise and nutrition to improve your balance and co-ordination

WHAT TO DO

Have you ever tried to lunge walk backwards? It’s hard, but great for improving your balance, core strength and co-ordination, says celebrity personal trainer Nadya Fairweather (u-shape.co.uk).

Give yourself enough space to fit in about 10-12 steps. Step back into a lunge with your right foot, push off the front (left) foot and without it touching down in the middle go straight into a lunge. Now push off with your front foot (right) stepping back into the lunge. Keep alternating from left to right until you have lunged at least ten times and travelled backwards. Try for 8-10 rounds. 

celebrity personal trainer Nadya Fairweather, recommends this lunge walking exercise to improve balance and co-ordination

celebrity personal trainer Nadya Fairweather, recommends this lunge walking exercise to improve balance and co-ordination

celebrity personal trainer Nadya Fairweather, recommends this lunge walking exercise to improve balance and co-ordination

WHAT TO EAT

Your diet can also help with co-ordination and balance, says nutritionist Shona Wilkinson (shona.wilkinson.com).

Blueberries contain an ingredient called resveratrol. This has been shown to help improve motor co-ordination and balance. As well as blueberries, resveratrol can be found in red grapes . . . and red wine!

Organ meats are high in Vitamin B12, which helps our central nervous system, which helps control your balance. If you have problems with your balance, look at your Vitamin B12 intake.

Almonds are great for helping our core stability, which in turn helps our balance, because they are a good source of magnesium, which is great for anxiety, too.

WHAT TO WEAR 

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