Our best balance boosters

Posted by on Mar 22, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Source:  Harvard Health Letter  Published: June, 2016

One in three people ages 65 or older will suffer a fall. It’s time to assess your balance and improve it.

Many older adults focus on exercise and diet to stay healthy. But one of the worst offenders to health—poor balance—is often an afterthought. “I see a lot of older adults who are nonchalant about balance,” says Liz Moritz, a physical therapist at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Unfortunately, imbalance is a common cause of falls, which send millions of people in the United States to emergency departments each year with broken hips and head injuries. But there are many things you can do to improve your balance. The strategies below are some of the most effective.

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