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 […]

Balance Exercises

Balance Exercises By Mary Ann Wilson, RN I would love to share some great balance exercises that we’ve used on the Sit and Be Fit television series. They will challenge several of the important balance systems responsible for stability in your mobility. If you practice these exercises regularly, along with others in the related blogs section below, and […]

Balance Exercises For Neuropathy

Balance Exercises for Neuropathy By Mary Ann Wilson, RN Improving and strengthening balance is a strategic part of managing neuropathy. It is very important that you are safe when you work on balance exercises so you don’t fall. It may be necessary for you to have supervision or assistance from another person to prevent a […]

Balance Exercises for Somatosensory System

Balance Exercises for Somatosensory System By Mary Ann Wilson, RN 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 […]