Author Archives: Claudine
Author Archives: Claudine
Having good balance means you feel more confident. You can get out and do the things you want to do. You are less likely to trip or fall, and more likely to stay active and fit.
This Level 2 Challenge home exercise video only takes 9 minutes. The exercises will help you to improve your balance and feel steadier on your feet.
Geoff was anxious as he had been having trouble with his balance for some weeks (probably several months, once he stopped to think about it). He felt unsteady on the stairs and was even sometimes wobbling when he was standing still, which he hadn’t experienced before.
While this was concerning to Geoff, he wasn’t sure that it warranted a doctor’s appointment. He thought the symptoms would probably pass in another week or two. In the meantime, he didn’t want to waste his doctor’s time.
You may feel ungainly or unsteady when getting up and down from the floor. Perhaps you aren’t sure how to do so safely or are worried about getting back up again afterwards. You want to feel supple enough to get down to reach a plug or feed the cat, and then strong enough to get back up safely.
Many people find it helpful to learn a simple technique for getting up and down from the floor. This ensures you remain safe and steady on the way down and up. In the instructions and videos below, I will take you through this simple process which will help you to feel stronger and more confident.
I get asked this question all the time. People who want to maintain their balance know that doing regular exercise will help them to feel stronger and steadier on their feet. They are thinking about going to the gym but aren’t sure if it’s right for them.
Often their children and grandchildren are regular (fanatical even?) gym-goers. They want to understand if they could also benefit from going to the gym.
Mark was nervous about when and where to start exercising. He knew he had to do something to improve his balance and feel stronger. However, he had not exercised regularly for years, and he hadn’t ever done balance exercises.
He was wondering whether to join an exercise class and asked me if classes were a good idea for someone like him. He knew that the right class could help him get fitter, but he was most concerned about his balance. Could he improve his balance in a group exercise class?
This is the second video in our new home exercise series: Ankle Strength & Balance.
In order to maintain your balance you need to keep your ankles strong and mobile.
Maintaining your balance is crucial to staying active at any age.
This Foundation-level exercise video is less than 9 minutes long and is designed to help you improve your balance.
Our ankles are incredibly important in helping us to maintain our balance.
This video is the first in a new series on keeping your ankles strong and mobile.
Mary’s sudden episodes of dizziness were disconcerting. They had only started a few weeks before, but she had nearly taken a tumble a couple of times.
She was used to just getting on with things and didn’t like to think about falling and breaking any bones. Nevertheless, she was more careful than usual when she was out.
If you aren’t taking any, you are certainly in the minority (according to research from 2017, only 1 in 13 over-65s do not take any regular medication). 
You might be taking one or two – perhaps a statin, something for your blood pressure, or an anti-inflammatory (like ibuprofen) to help your arthritis.Continue reading