The importance of balance for your physical health cannot be stressed enough. September marks Balance Awareness Month, so what better time to focus on your balance and some simple changes you can make to improve your overall health?
If you’re not sure why balance is key to fitness, read this article where we covered all of the bases. These facts about falls will convince you into focusing on your balance so that you can avoid dangerous falls.
Here are a few facts about falls to start:
- 1 in 5 falls results in serious injuries such as broken bones or brain trauma
- People over the age of 65 have a 1 in 4 chance of experiencing a fall each year.
- More than 95% of hip fractures in older adults (>65yrs) is caused by a fall.
- Falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries.
Watch this video as Dr. Justin LaLonde shows one of his favorite exercises that focuses entirely on balance.
Join our next Balance Class with Dr. LaLonde every Monday and Thursday 10 – 11 AM. Book a class here.