“Balance is the key to life. Adding a balance program is especially important after age 50.”
What is it?
Balance is essentially an even distribution of weight enabling someone or something to remain upright and steady.
Balance exercises only need to be done a couple minutes a day. The repetitious act of practicing balance will train your body and build balance stamina, strengthening the core muscles. You will greatly reduce your risk of accidental falls if your balance is maintained.
- Create balance Gym
- Stand on one leg and hold – Repeat on other side
- Foam pad
- Rocker board
- Wobble board
- More than one-third of adults ages 65 years and older (about 12 million people) fall each year
- More than 300,000 persons over age 65 will fracture a hip in the United States during the coming year (Magaziner J, 2000).
- “Between 18%-33% of older hip fracture patients die within 1 year of their fracture.”
Building up your balance stamina can help prevent you from becoming one of these statistics.