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Healthy Aging | 02/7/21
Losing your footing can be an incredibly scary feeling. Your arms flail from the adrenaline, but sometimes we can catch ourselves before a serious injury occurs. However, as we age, it can become harder and harder to watch our balance and catch falls — the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) tells us that one in four older people falls every year, and one in five falls causes a serious injury.
While a decline in balance is natural as we get older, there are exercises you can do to improve your strength and coordination. Below are a few balance exercises we recommend for seniors that can help you avoid a serious fall in the future.
While these exercises can help you improve your balance and strength, you should always talk to your healthcare provider if you’re concerned over any loss of balance. They’ll be able to provide you with some insight as to other exercises you can add that fit your needs.
At Stonebridge at Montgomery, our LivWell program offers a holistic approach to every dimension of wellness — including your physical health. Our “Stand Tall, Don’t Fall” program is specially designed to help you improve your balance and strength so you can continue enjoying all life has to offer. And if there are activities that you believe will help you achieve your goals, our team members will work with you to make those interests available.