According to research, improving your balance can lower your risk of getting a runner’s injury like an ankle sprain. Why?
Here are the top 4 benefits balance training can have for runners:
- Balance exercises that have you stand on one foot increase your ankle strength
- Balancing on one leg mimics a runners stride (you pick up one leg in each stride) so this kind of training can even out imbalances in your stride
- It increases your awareness of surroundings, making you less likely to have a misstep on a run
- It’s free, quick and requires almost no equipment so you have no excuse not to get started!