KRON 4 News | Balance Training Exercises

Falling is the #1 cause of traumatic death and injury at any age — more than motor vehicle crashes. Here are a few samples of balance training exercises to start you thinking about your balance and how improving it will make your life more functional, independent, and happier.

Balance naturally declines with age due to many factors, in particular, age-related muscle atrophy (wasting away) – a condition known as sarcopenia. Illness and injury are warning signs for a fall (or a repeat fall) without a customized intervention.

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The 7 Key Elements of an Effective Balance Training Program

  1. Joint Mobility 
  2. Sensory Function
  3. Muscle Strength 
  4. Muscle Power
  5. Static Balance
  6. Dynamic Balance 
  7. Gait Enhancement 

 

Learn more about our customized Balance Training program.

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Karen Owoc

Karen Owoc is a certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist specializing in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and lifestyle medicine. Her science-based approach to longevity, nutrition, and muscle health has made her the go-to source for health seekers and medical professionals alike. Karen's best-selling book on functional longevity, "Athletes in Aprons: The Nutrition Playbook to Break 100", and her transformative perspective have mended many minds, hearts, and spirits.

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