Meds That Increase Fall Risk

*Note: Taking 4 or more medications increases fall risk. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) recommends you review a complete list of your medications (including over the counter medications and supplements) with a pharmacist to make sure there are no interactions that may be increasing fall risk. Recommended workouts to improve balance: Chair Exercise Basics Season 14 Season […]

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 […]

Dance to Ward Off Dementia and Falls

Sit and Be Fit workouts incorporate a lot of dance choreography and frequent changes in movement patterns. There’s a good reason for that. This style of exercise promotes physical, cognitive, and emotional health. Dance has long-term benefits that are now being recognized by science thanks to a growing number of “healthy aging” researchers. Results of […]

Gait and Balance

Gait and Balance By Gretchen Wilson Paying attention to our gait as we grow older is important because it plays a crucial role in balance and fall prevention. To understand how gait affects balance let’s look at the physiological changes that affect gait as we age. These changes, which take place as a natural part […]