BOSTON, MA – Balance tends to erode with age, which can lead to
falls. For older people, falls are the leading cause of death from
injury and a major cause of disability. Even if a fall doesn't cause
severe damage, it increases the chances of another fall. Yet falls
aren't an inevitable consequence of growing older. It's possible to
regain equilibrium and compensate for permanent balance deficits,
reports the August issue of the Harvard Health Letter.
reports from our eyes, ears, and central nervous system can affect our
balance. But balance can also suffer from such disorders as these:
To retain or regain your balance, the Harvard Health Letter
suggests that you get active to maintain the neural connections
necessary for good balance, improve your posture so you won't be apt to
fall, and maintain your strength for a good foundation.
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