Improve your balance in just ten weeks without breaking a sweat
As you age, stumbling blocks are everywhere: the bottom step, the roadside curb, and even the living room carpet. But you don’t have to live in fear of falling. With Better Balance for Life, you will learn all-new, simple activities to help you build strength and increase flexibility to improve your balance! In this ten-week program, personal trainer Carol Clements shows you effortless moves to slide into your everyday routine.
- Already brushing your teeth? Try standing on one foot while touching the counter to build stability.
- Watching TV? Learn how to extend your toes and flex your ankle to develop more nimble feet—and greater mobility.
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About the Author
Carol Clements has more than 40 years of experience as a personal trainer working with older populations. She lives in New York and has a BS and MA in dance therapy. She is also a modern dance performer and choreographer and teacher of dance and yoga.
Dr. Jon LaPook is Professor of Medicine, NYU School of Medicine, and Chief Medical Correspondent, CBS News.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
As someone who suffers from neurological balance issues due to MS, I found this book very interesting and informative. The exercises and illustrations are easy to follow and can be done in the comfort of your home. I was familiar with some of these exercises, but plan on incorporating others to help with my balance. I also plan on telling my doctor about this book so others may benefit as well.
Balance only turns on when a person is standing. In the modern world of smart phones and Uber, people mostly sit. Without regular practice, balance is lost. Better Balance for Life details easy exercises to be done while also doing daily tasks that will prevent this decline in balance. With literally no time spent, the exercises in this book will prevent falls both now and in later life. Stand on one foot while brushing your teeth and curve like a rainbow while waiting for an elevator are just two of the imaginative exercises here. The exercises begin simply and get progressively more difficult. Four exercises are added each week. Most of the exercises sound deceptively easy but are somewhat challenging like patting your head and rubbing your stomach. However, all are fun. Better Balance for Life is an enjoyably way to prevent breaking a hip when older. It would make a great gift for a grandfather or an elderly aunt. 4 stars! Thanks to the publisher, The Experiment, and NetGalley for an advance copy in exchange for an honest review.