Better Balance: Simple exercises to improve stability and prevent falls
Discover how you can effectively safeguard and improve your sense of balance.
As we get older, falls can have greater consequences. More than 90% of all hip fractures are due to falls. Four out of five fall deaths occur in people over 65. The simple fear of falling causes many people to curtail the very activities that strengthen the muscles and reflexes essential to good balance.
Let the doctors at Harvard Medical School show you how to keep your balance now and for the many years ahead with Better Balance: Simple exercises to improve stability and prevent falls.
With this report, you’ll learn how the body maintains balance. You’ll be briefed on the conditions, medications, and situations that can create instability. You’ll get tips for fall-prooﬁng your home. And most important, Better Balance will walk, lift, bend, and stretch you through a series of workouts and exercises that will increase your stability and conﬁdence.
Better Balance shares a surprising list of disruptive drugs and offers six ways you and your doctor can minimize balance-threatening side effects without lessening the medication’s usefulness.
The report gives you a Home Hazards Checklist with more than two dozen practical suggestions for avoiding trips, slips, and falls in your house and yard.
It brings you a series of step-by-step illustrated workouts that you can do at home to increase muscle strength and speed, sharpen reflexes, expand flexibility, and firm your core. And as you progress, you will stay motivated with exercises that can be adjusted to your schedule and fitness level.
If you’re determined to stay steady on your feet, you owe it to yourself to get this report into your hands now!
Inside Better Balance, you'll discover:
- Six illustrated workouts to improve balance
- A step-by-step personal safety and home hazard checklist
- Which medications raise the risk for falling
- Common health conditions that can affect balance
- Which vitamin has been shown to cut the risk of falls by 17%