3 takeaways from balance workouts
As September winds down, so does the #BoldBalanceChallenge…
Luckily, you can work on your balance all year round with Bold. Here are 3 things to remember as you keep up your balance workouts:
1. Simple balance assessments go a long way
As you move forward on your balance journey, we recommend you continue to reassess your balance with the Bold Balance skill for Amazon Alexa or the Balance Assessment on agebold.com. Research shows that well-validated balance questionnaires like Bold’s, based off of CDC STEADI protocols, are a solid indicator of your balance level. You can take at-home balance tests with Bold to measure and understand your progress with fall prevention.
2. Specific balance movements are the best way to prevent falls
Regular physical activity is a great way to prevent falls, but just taking strength and cardio classes won’t give you your best balance. Participating in balance-specific programs is the most effective way to improve your balance recovery abilities and muscle power. We recommend you sprinkle in classes from Bold’s Balance Collection into your weekly routine to make the most out of your fall prevention practice.
3. Practice your balance regularly to get the best results
You’ve done amazing work this September to improve your balance, but the work shouldn’t stop here. Continued practice is essential to maintaining your balance over time. Studies show that while physical activity can improve balance in the short-term, it is important to keep doing balance exercises in order to sustain your results in the long-term. All the more reason to keep taking classes with Bold!