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Rolling into 2022 with Balance Board 2.0

We’re so thrilled to announce the release of our brand new balance board that can help bring new challenges to your balance training and workout routine. We received so much love and support from our customers that we think of innovating new products this year. First on the list is the advanced wooden balancing board. What’s new with our Balance Board? New Design This brand-new rocker board features a 'cross'-shaped base that allows it to rock forward, backward, and on both sides. The balance training board rotates 360° on the spot, resulting in a greater challenge. It is ideal for difficult balance exercises, like push-ups, squats, lunges, planks, mountain climbing, bridge, and crunches, as it helps you develop core strength, stabilize...

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Our Top 5 Blogs That Will Help You Improve Functional Movement and Live a Healthy Life

At StrongTek, we’re committed to helping people of all ages and abilities live longer, happier, and healthier lives. In addition to providing a range of products that can help you improve your balance and fitness, we also offer advice in our Fitness Academy. As we close out 2021 and look forward to 2022, we encourage you to explore all the ways you can improve your functional movement in the new year. To help you with that, here is an overview of some of our favorite blog posts that were written over this last year with the intent to help people of all abilities achieve their wellness and fitness goals. Functional Movement Let’s start by uncovering what functional movement is and...

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Easy Exercises to Prevent Falls at Home

If you have ever fallen at home, you know how scary and dangerous it can be. We’re here with some helpful tips you can implement to improve your balance and make your home a little safer. Why Aging Adults Fall? Falls among aging adults are common, and they usually result from a combination of factors. For example, taking more than five medications has been shown to increase a person’s risk of falling. In addition, having an impaired vision can make it more difficult to see obstacles, especially when it’s dark.   Finally, many aging adults are less active than they used to be. This can result in a reduction of bone strength, muscle mass, balance, and coordination. Whether you are...

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7 Best Ways to Improve Functional Movement Performance

Experts have identified seven movement patterns that will increase your overall functional movement fitness—hinge, squat, lunge, push, pull, twist, and gait. If you haven’t already, do a functional movement screening at home to get a feel for how effectively you can perform each of these movements. Then, add the following exercises to your routine to improve your functional movement performance. 7 Moves for Functional Fitness All these moves will help you reach your other fitness and health goals. Incorporate them into your workout at least two days a week to improve your functional fitness. 1. Hinge Every time you bend over, you do a hinge. The thing is, most of us do it incorrectly, leading to lower back pain and injuries....

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