Balance Exercises for the Sensory System

Improve Your Sensory System Through Exercise By Sit and Be Fit TV host Mary Ann Wilson, RN The body depends on many different systems working together to maintain good balance. The sensory, motor and central nervous system all play important roles in keeping us steady on our feet. What’s exciting to me is that there are specific exercises […]

Vision and Balance

Most of us depend heavily on our vision to tell us about our environment – knowing the height of the curb, obstacles to avoid, when we are approaching uneven surfaces, etc. This information gathered and processed through our ocular motor (visual) system keeps us safe and plays an important role in correcting balance challenges and avoiding falls. When we begin experiencing […]

Improve Your Somatosensory System for Better Balance

Learn a little bit about the role that the somatosensory system plays in balance by reading the article above.  Exercises such as the Stocking Feet Grips activate the sensory receptors in your feet.  Often times, especially when we are always wearing shoes, we lose touch with the sensation on the bottom of our feet. It’s easy […]

Balance Exercises for Somatosenory System

The somatosensory system refers to the faculty of bodily perception. These sensory systems affect our balance. They include: skin senses (touch) and proprioception (knowing where our body is in space without looking.) As we age this system begins to decline in function. Exercises that stimulate the somatosensory system are important because we depend on our […]