Balance Exercises for Fall Prevention: A seniors’ home-based exercise plan (Balance Exercises for Fall Prevention (English & Spanish))

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Falls are the leading cause of injury, emergency room visits, and hospitalizations for seniors in North America. Every 11 seconds, an emergency room in the United States sees a senior fall victim. Falls can reduce independence and accelerate the need for long-term care. The good news is that you can reduce the risk of falling with simple exercises that anyone can easily learn.

In this third book of balance exercises by Amanda Sterczyk, you’ll learn key exercises to improve balance, increase muscle and bone strength, liberate joints throughout your body, and boost your confidence. 

Exercises are divided into three groups: 

StandingSeatedLying (on the floor or your bed)

What’s new in this book is a series of workout plans, to help guide you through eight workouts:

Balance, gentle or advancedPosture, gentle or advancedStrength, gentle or advancedFlexibility, gentle or advanced

The gentle workouts are a combination of seated and lying or standing exercises, while the advanced workouts only comprise standing exercises. 

What hasn’t changed in this book is the degree of explanation. It begins with a breakdown of each exercise by fall prevention goal—balance, posture, strength, and/or flexibility—presented with the exercise instructions and in a summary table at the end of the book. You will receive set up instructions on how to start, step-by-step instructions, and recommendations to make each exercise easier or harder. Most of the exercises also include illustrations and guidance on how to visualize the movement, to further build linkages between your brain and body.

“I use the exercises daily.”

— Amazon customer, Balance 2.0

“A well researched and written handbook. Just what’s needed for anyone requiring the ability to improve their balance most likely senior citizens.”

— Amazon customer, Balance and Your Body

“I really enjoyed Balance and Your Body! I had fun doing the exercises with my parents (aged 88 and 87). It gets them going, as well as me. It all makes sense—you have to read it and start exercising.”

— Teresa

“Balance and Your Body is Amanda’s second book especially written for seniors. The message is simple and true: “Move more, stay healthy longer!” The book is well organized and fun to read; the exercises are easy to follow and can be practiced whenever you have some time throughout the day (or sleepless night). No gym or equipment required!”

— An enthusiastic senior

“I carry Balance and Your Body in my bag, between my cell phone and wallet, so I always have it nearby as reference. The exercises are basic and you can easily incorporate them in our daily life, and if you don’t remember them, you can do what I do.” 

— Monique

“Her new book, Balance and Your Body, is very clear and easy to read. She explains why we need to move and the different aspects of balance. The exercises are simple and drawings help understand them. Not at all overwhelming to do the exercises. A very helpful book for any senior concerned about maintaining their independence. Essential for seniors to stay independent. Well done!”

— Amazon customer

ASIN ‏ : ‎ B08R96FJXX
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Independently published (December 23, 2020)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 137 pages
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 979-8577564940
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 5.9 ounces
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.5 x 0.31 x 8.5 inches

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