Updated: Sep 11, 2018
The key to all functional movements regardless of age is balance. Balance is important to everyone and impacts your everyday life.
As we age, having good balance is more important than we may realize for our health and safety. For this reason, it is imperative we focus on the external and internal movements that depend on our balance.
Balance involves vision (eyes), joint and muscular movements and flexibility. Because these functions work together, if there is an imbalance in one of more internal functions of the body, we lose our balance. Poor balance in older adults is primarily due to loss of strength and joint flexibility.
The good news is; balance is within reach. We can make changes in our lifestyles that will improve our balance when we incorporate movements on a regular basis that build muscles, strengthen and improve core stability and agility. Movement confidence and eliminating fear is essential to achieving the optimum proficiency in controlling your balance.
There are basic steps that you can do at home every day. To get optimum balance and mobility, consider a personal trainer to insure that you are performing safely and using correct posture. Check out my balance video for basic instructions. https://youtu.be/ry2BzS6msqA