Your eyes contain six muscles — with names surprisingly similar to those in your abs, including four rectus and two oblique muscles — which engage to help you track moving objects, scan an area or focus on a stable image. These muscles are hard at work from the moment you wake up to the moment your head hits the pillow, and likely none of us has considered working them out to improve their strength or efficiency.
However, some studies suggest that exercising your eyeballs can help alleviate strain, improve vision and correct issues such as myopia or dry eyes. Some researchers even believe that strengthening your eyes could help with conditions such as motion sickness or learning difficulties. Try these five exercises to pump up your eyeballs and strengthen your secondary six-pack.