Amuse Bouche (ˈä-ˌmüz-ˈbüsh): literally translated into “mouth amuser”. Wikipedia definition: a single, bite-sized hors d’oeuvre.
Jodie’s use of the term: a small hint or clever tip! (Think Hints from Heloise!!)
As we get older, our balancing ability tends to decrease. Yet having good balance can help reduce falls. So here’s a little tidbit to easily work on your balancing skills without taking up much time! Since we all brush our teeth for 2 minutes (as a dentist, I hope this is the case), this is a great activity to combine the two!
For the beginner:
While brushing your teeth, hold onto the countertop and lift one foot for half the time. Then switch to the other foot for the other half.
For the intermediate:
Now you can try letting go of the countertop and balance on one foot with no assistance. Don’t forget to continue brushing your teeth (gently)!
For the advanced:
Since you can keep one foot up without falling, try this activity with your eyes closed. WARNING: This is harder than it sounds, so be careful.
Now make balancing a habit while brushing your teeth every night….it does get easier. And thanks for reading!!
Stayed tuned for posts on the marvelous color orange this week.