15 Mar '17
Strengthen Your Core to Improve Balance
Posted by Anne Pringle Burnell
Sorry to say but, as you age, your muscle mass declines, your flexibility lessens and your balance suffers. A combination of these factors can lead to a dangerous fall — in fact, 2.5 million older people are treated in the emergency room for injuries from a fall each year. One remedy to this risk: regular core training.
According to certain studies, core strength training can be used instead of or in addition to traditional balance or resistance training programs for older adults. As a result of a stronger mid-section (lower back, abdominals and pelvic floor, everyday activities will be easier and the risk of a fall or other injury will decrease.
These clips from our programs that could help you get started....