“Falls can kill you. Here’s how to minimize the risk. . . . Get Carol Clements’s new book, Better Balance for Life, that details a 10-week plan for improving stability.”—Jane Brody, The New York TimesImprove 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 and currently works with older populations. She is an ambassador for the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF), the leading health organization dedicated to promoting strong bones for life. Clements holds a BS and MA in dance therapy, performs and choreographs modern dance, and teaches dance and yoga. She lives in New York.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Better Balance for Life: Banish the Fear of Falling with Simple Activities Added to Your Everyday Routine based on 0 ratings. 2 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.