Skip to comments.Elderly should waltz three times a week to prevent falls
Posted on 11/09/2011 7:26:32 AM PST by Badabing Badablonde
Elderly people should waltz around the living room three times a week to reduce their risk of falls, research suggests.
Pensioners can also improve their balance by carrying a bag when they walk to the shops, say scientists.
But walking and cycling, although good for overall health, are no good at reducing the number of falls.
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
Working out with light weights might be good.
I’d rather fall.
But most of my falls are just caused by not watching what the hell I'm doing.
Apparently, there are "walking" classes available because after I went to the doc for a hurt back (lifting 50 lbs of books), I got a notice for "no fall" school.
This is your medicare dollars at work. Same cr** with Silver Sneakers. All money making benefits.
If I waltz three times a day....lock me up...I'm sick.
...I've lost over 50 pounds and six inches off my waistline, my knee pain has decreased and I'm able to walk long distances like I used to, and lowered my blood pressure to the level of your average carrot.
We go square-dancing at least twice a week, and quite often more than that, and she's just now convinced me to go to water aerobics in the evening with her. I'm hoping to lose another 20 pounds or so.
Besides, there is the added benefit of being able to grab ahold of some very attractive older ladies without my wife becoming upset about it ...
The problem with old people is that they get too sedentary and lose their leg muscle strength
If you want good balance, build up your legs muscles
this loweres your center of gravity and make you less likely to fall
When you lose muscle mass in your legs you get top heavy and wobble easily
Well, you know the old saying, “Waltz for balance...Polka for profit.”
Life must be boring
Life must be boring
I’m not the one searching out specific FReepers and posting on their 10-day old threads on a Friday night.
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