Mayo Clinic Fitness for Everybody Book:
In fact, about one in three people over age 65 not living in nursing homes fall at least once a year—and 10 to 15 percent of these falls result in serious injury, according to a Australian paper.
Polymyositis and Dermatomyositis.
Gross motor coordination skills large movements:
If the nerves responsible for sensation stop working, then the limbs become numb and the brain can no longer feel where the legs are causing loss of balance.
Another class of diseases affects the spinal cord.
Any activity that increases strength, especially in your lower limbs, as well as agility, is worthwhile.
There are multiple conditions that could cause gait imbalance, and it should not be considered a natural part of aging.
Difficulty in planning and organizing thought Poor memory, especially short-term memory.
Originally a Chinese martial art, this ancient practice involves slow, balanced, low-impact movements done in sequences; it builds confidence, coordination, muscle strength and all-around fitness.
And the risk of inner ear dysfunction, which can throw you off balance, increases with age.
You can do these four balance exercises at home without any special training or equipment.
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Poor visual perception Over-sensitive to light Difficulty in distinguishing sounds from background noise.
Difficulty with some sports involving jumping and cycling Poor hand-eye coordination.
If you have severe balance problems or an orthopedic condition, get your doctor's OK before doing balance exercises.
Neurology Muscular Dystrophy and Neuropathy Institute.