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The best book on improving your balance I have read lately. If you have balance problems this book is for you.
on February 6, 2015
As a lifetime student and instructor of numerous martial arts my balance was great up until about six years ago. I had developed some serious medical problems which affected my balance. My advancing age also did not help the situation. As I look back I don’t know why I did not begin practicing specific balance exercises; however, I have recently begun reading everything I could find on developing better balance. I have also begun to employ balance exercises in my every day workout routine.
I have to say this fantastic book (How to prevent falls by Betty Perkins-Carpenter) is the best book I have read lately on improving your balance. It is a 6 step plan that I found easy to follow, even though I am not advanced enough to do the entire program at this time. This wonderful book is organized into six chapters. After the introduction explains how the program works the first chapter covers stretching in bed exercises, which I found to be a great way to begin the day.
The second chapter, which is my favorite, goes into detail on numerous balance exercises. I now practice these movements every day. The third chapter shows ball handling activities. The fourth chapter explains how to walk to improve your balance. Chapter five is an important chapter because it explains the importance of learning how to slump if you feel yourself falling. The final chapter emphasizes learning to dance using your pillow.
In conclusion, if you desire to improve your balance for whatever reason, this book is a must read. I wish I would have read this book six years ago.
Rating: 5 Stars. Joseph J. Truncale (Author: The Samurai Soul: An old warrior’s poetic tribute).