By: Ana Margarita Olar | Executivechronicles.com
Different exercises target different parts of our body. There are also exercises for “problem areas” of the body. But do you know that we also need to exercise our eyes?
Yes! Our eyes are supported with eye muscles that also need to be “worked out”. Here are recommended eye exercises you can try at home:
Eye exercise # 1: EYE ROLLING
Rolling your eyes may be a “hobby when you are annoyed, but it is also an excellent eye exercise.
Do this by slowly rolling your eyes clockwise for 5-10 times. And slowly roll your eye counterclockwise 5-10 times.
Eye exercise # 2: EYE CLOSING
Do this by closing your eyes and lightly pressing your eyelids using your finger pads. Do this for 2 seconds, and make sure you don’t press too hard. Repeat for 5-10 times and allow your eyes to readjust to light.
Eye exercise # 3: EYE CROSSING
We pretend to be cross-eyed when we are trying to be silly, but this exercise can really improve our vision.
Do this by holding out your finger at arm’s length, in front of your face. Slowly bring your finger towards your nose, keeping your both eyes focused on the object. Once you touched your nose, bring it back to arm’s length. Repeat 5-10 times.
Eye exercise# 4: LOOKING TO THE SIDE
Looking to the side with an arched brow may be a sign of arrogance but (minus the arched brow) it is actually a good eye exercise.
You need to stand still for this exercise. Look to the right slowly without moving your head, and hold your gaze for 15 seconds. Look at the center for another 5 seconds. Look to the left slowly without moving your head and hold your gaze for 15 seconds. Look at the center for another 5 seconds. Repeat this 10 times.
Eye Exercise # 5: WIDENING OF THE EYES
Too much paper works and spending long time around computers and other gadgets can cause eye strain. And one way to relax your eyes is to do this exercise.
Squint your eyes for 5 seconds and then slowly widen your eyes as if trying to look surprised. Hold this for 5 seconds and repeat 10 times.
Eye exercise # 6: THAT FAR AWAY LOOK
We may unconsciously focus on eyes far away when we are lost in deep thoughts but this is really a good exercise for strained eyes.
It is better if this exercise can be done in an open space such as a park. But you can also do this at your office while standing by the window for an open space. Look far away for 10 seconds and then look at an object near you. Repeat this process for 5-10 times.
Our vision is very important and our eyes are a very delicate and sensitive organ. It is important to keep in mind that these exercises should be done carefully and slowly.
Make sure you are not doing these exercises against an air conditioner or a fan because the air can dry your eyes.