Let’s boost the impact of our balance training by adding weights to the routine.
Holding onto weights is good practice to help maintain steady footing in future tasks where carrying things in your hands.
It’ll help with activities like clearing the dishes from the table, unloading groceries from the car to house or even carrying lawn tools around the yard.
Why Do Balance Training?
Balance training is good for all ages, but is especially important for preventing falls in older adults where recovery can take longer than for a younger person.
In 2019, U.S. emergency rooms recorded 3 million visits from older adults that were the result of falls.
Why is our age group more likely to fall?
Aging lends itself to the body being slower in taking in information and relaying it to our motor skills, causing slower reaction time.
The good news is that we can stimulate these muscle reflexes and improve our reaction time.
How To Improve Your Balance
How do we improve our balance and in turn, prevent falls? By training regularly, just like you would to improve at any physical endeavor.
Performing the balance moves with weights will further strengthen our musculoskeletal function, which is the overall bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments and soft tissue that support our body weight and promote smooth movement.
Successful aging requires dedication if we are determined to remain pain free and able to take care of ourselves. This can be a rewarding time in our life if we take charge.
HERE’S TO FEELING GOOD!
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