Recently, we spoke about some of the foods that are essential for healthier ears. Another important factor in good health is exercise. Exercise helps the body build stamina, endurance, and lose weight. Although, how does exercises help improve my hearing and ears? Many of the exercises we perform can do so much to our ears.
But how is this possible? Cardiovascular increases blood flow throughout the entire body, including the blood to the head. This means large muscle movements, such as walking, bicycling, and swimming, for at least 20-30 minutes at a time, five days per week. The older a person is, the more important it is to maintain or increase aerobic fitness, which is directly related to increasing cardiovascular health. This will positively affect many well-known health risk factors, as well as hearing sensitivity.
All the yoga postures, such as the tree, cobra, triangle, etc, help with circulation in your ear and brain. Healthy nerve functions and the removal of waste and toxins are benefits from good circulation.
The inner ear is part of the vestibular system, which controls your balance. The eyes are also a component of the vestibular system. Your inner ear and eyes work together to stabilize your field of vision as you walk or move. Inner ear problems may affect your sight; you could experience blurry vision or feel like you can't keep your eyes steadily locked on an object as you move. Fix your eyes on a stationary object in front of you, such as a clock, a chair or a tree. Slowly move your head to one side and then to the other, up and down, tracking the object with your eyes. Perform each set of moves 20 times. You may feel sick or dizzy at first, but over time your off-balance feelings and nausea will subside.
Audio books are another way to keep your ears and your brain working together. Listening intently to a book on tape would be considered a low-level exercise, but listening and following along in a hard copy of the book can increase the challenge.
Try to exercise your ears today! It is an easy and fun way to keep your hearing health in check.