Everyone knows Danny Devito, star of TV shows like “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” and movies like “Twins” with Arnold Schwarzenegger but what you might not know is that the 72-year-old Actor takes one aspect of his physical fitness very seriously.
In order to have a long and illustrious career in anything, you must have balance. Whenever we talk about the pyramid of fitness, balance and stability is the bottom, most foundational step. Without a solid foundation, you cannot build your house of fitness up.
Loss of balance, also known as falling, is the leading cause of major injury to people in the United States. When you are injured from a serious fall you can end up in the hospital, unable to work at your job and totally unable to exercise.
Mr. Devito has two tips for training his balance throughout his daily routine that are not only effective but also fun.
Always stand on one foot while brushing your teeth.
You should be standing in front of a mirror brushing your teeth for 2 minutes, 2-3 times per day already. Make use of this time you are already spending. You’ll be surprised how challenging it can be, especially if you are a violent brusher. Bonus points if you can do it while flossing.
Always keep a trampoline in your dressing room.
Trampolines are low impact, high-intensity cardio that challenges your balance and stability. You loved it when you were a kid, try it as an adult. Feel the burn.