It could be anything!
The teacher was right though it could have something to do with your inner ear, the center that controls balance and where you are in relation to the space around you. Any dizziness?
No I haven't had any dizziness which is weird, because I'm normally dizzy all the time because of allergies but I'm not at the moment.
I managed to convince the school nurse to look in my ears, but she couldn't find anything wrong.
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Hmm.. school nurse looking in your ear won't do much to find out about your balance. (They can only see outer and middle ear with that instrument I believe.)
The balance problem could be related to your allergies esp. if they've turned into URI's, sinus infections or ear infections in the past. But there are so many causes for balance issues.
I mean, you could just be a really uncoordinated kid.
I'd say that you need to see your primary care provider who knows your medical history and from there they will assess you and send you to a specialist in wherever they find the problem. (That is, if this is really bothering you.)
Do you get an annual check up? If you can wait, then that would be a good time to bring it up.
If you think you suck at something, it just means you will have to work a little harder at it.
Practice balancing a home on one foot. Practice a lot. Like 2 hours a day until you get it. And even then, keep going until you surpass your classmates. :P
Ballet dancers stand on one foot for 10 minutes during practice. Also you may want to try some taichi poses. Like the Tree. Or the Crane. Look online.
Alsooo tumbling exercises will be helpful. But if you have never had any gymnastics training, this will be dangerous so NO.
Also buy new shoes with lots of... uhm.. idk how to explain it... Designs on the bottom so there will be more friction when you slide.
Take a judo or preferably an aikido class. It will have the mutual benefit of developing better coordination as well as learning not to hurt yourself when you fall. Best think I have learned about martial arts is how to fall, saved my hide and perhaps my life more than once.
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Originally Posted by Edgar
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Reading through, I noticed inner ear infections are mentioned. Problems with the inner ear are often dietary, and inflamation/immunity system related. Most common causes being refined sugar, high fructose corn syrup, wheat, and processed foods.
Another concern seems to be loosing some weight, and improve balance.
Fortunately one doesn't need a gym, or a dietician to accomplish those goals.
So, eat like a caveman or cavewoman...no sodas, no fruit juice, no bread, and focus on meat, fish, chicken, eggs, whole dairy, fruits and vegitables.
The simpler and plainer the better. If you want something sweet, try "bee barf", otherwise known as honey on some "natural" peanut butter or plain jane oatmeal.
Eating like that alone will cause a person to drop about two pounds per week.
I'd continue to participate in the physical activities even if they are making you uneasy. Just accept where you're at vs. comparing to others, let the teacher know that you want to do the activities but feel like you need to respect where you are at vs. comparing yourself to others.
Get some physical activity every day. Gym class is probably enough for those days, but pick some activity that you like to stay active with for at least twenty to thirty minutes per day. Start small and build up if you need to.
Muscles in the feet control balance and shoes are the bain of human design. When you are at home go barefoot inside. In the summer go barefoot outside when you can.
Yoga is an excellent activity to help restore balance. There's plenty of information on the web. You might google sunrise salutations for yoga.
Sounds like funds are limited, you might google for body weight exercises. Or turbulence training, or if a park is close by try doing a pull-up or something else.
Even if you only get half of one, then one, then two...just build from where you are.
My friend Eric Moss has a free website that can give you ideas on things that you can do for free to exercise.
The twelve week program he designed to lose the weight is free, there's nothing he charges for at all. Just a valid email address to grant access.