As a senior, one of the things that I fear most in getting older is the fear of falling. I don’t think I am alone in this. Getting older, losing strength and muscle mass, leading a more sedentary life style and reduced gait all contribute to our sense of balance.
But all is not lost, we can regain our confidence, improve our strength and reduce our fear of falling fairly simply and easily. And we can even do it while we sit in a chair.
If you have read the article on Stretching Exercises for Seniors you will have already read about bending down low to get something from a drawer or from the floor, and also stretching up high. Our wonderful body, aided by the brain will always bring itself to a balanced position, even if it not the position we want it to be. Going from walking to falling may end up with the body in a balanced position, but it may also be injured in the process.