Balance exercises help prevent falls, a common problem in older adults that can have serious consequences. A bit of background. The last time I saw my physician she had me do a series of balance exercises in the hallway. These exercises included walking a straight line down the hall, heel to toe, walking on my heels, on my toes, and on the outer edges of my feet.
, I want to make the purpose of this report as clear as possible: the goal of this report is to give you some actionable items that can help you improve your balance right away. This report is NOT an all-encompassing solution to your balance issues... Rather, it’s a starting point to give you some confidence that there are things you can do to improve your balance and reduce the likelihood of having a fall, and that you don’t just have to accept things the way they are (even if you are getting older!)
Balance is a critical part of living an active life, especially as we age.
Practicing with dynamic balance exercises may help prevent a fall.
291219 Balance by Danny M. O'Dell MA., CSCS Balance is critical to our daily living activities. Without balance, we would be constantly reaching and grasping for stable objects to prevent falling, stumbling or injuring ourselves. Since the basic examples were identified and discussed in an earlier post. This one will address a few more from … Continue reading 291219 Balance by Danny M. O’Dell MA., CSCS
111219 Balance and strength by Danny M. O'Dell MA., CSCS Entering into the later stages of life brings the certainties of decreased balance abilities and increasing strength deficits. These are inevitable in the aging process but they don’t have to be debilitating. There are steps that can be taken to help mitigate these age related … Continue reading 111219 Balance and strength by Danny M. O’Dell MA., CSCS
https://videopress.com/v/EwoWFYNe Jo, toe step outs 300619 Jo, toe step outs Begin standing upright on both feet in a naturally balanced position. Move your right foot out and to the side at about a 45-degree angle. Do this without twisting your hips too much to the side as you step out. After lightly touching the floor … Continue reading 300619 Jo, toe step outs
https://videopress.com/v/BIl2ndA8 Jo is a licensed mental health professional. She and her husband are constantly on the go. They walk, garden, and tend their lawn, shop, travel and exercise. They are fully engaged, mentally and physically, in living life to the fullest. 200419