August 28

Tips to Improve Your Balance and Avoid Falls | Women Over 40


Tips to Improve Your Balance and Avoid Falls for Women Over 40
If you're in midlife and suddenly aware that your balance isn't as good as you thought it was, try these tips for improving balance with dynamic moves:
Partner Drills-
Stand in a stagger stance facing a parter
Throw a ball back and forth gradually making it more challenging to catch
Close enough to that hands can touch when arms are outstretched, resist each other to create more instability
Switch feet and arms to cover both sides.


Are you tired of settling for weight gain and fatigue just because you’re approaching or have already passed age 50? You can still get in the best shape of your life, no matter your age!

Debra Atkinson – a 39-year fitness veteran and international fitness presenter, Master trainer to personal trainers, and a former (15-year) University Senior Lecturer in Kinesiology – created this channel to share weekly videos for women to help with hormonal changes in menopause, pro aging nutrition, and strength training for women over 50.

Debra is the bestselling author of Hot, Not Bothered; You Still Got It, Girl! The After 50 Fitness Formula For Women, and Navigating Fitness After 50: Your GPS For Choosing Programs and Professionals You Can Trust, and host of the Flipping 50 podcast and Flipping 50 TV. She is a frequent blogger for Huffington Post and an expert contributor on ShareCare.

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  • So good! This very thing actually happened to me this summer. I was
    touring the Downton Abbey estate in England, walked outside to go to the gift shop where there were about 5 stone steps going down. My husband was ahead of me and called out to me from the courtyard to say “hey Susan look, there’s Lady Carnarvon just there talking to people and I know you want to meet her”.
    Well I heard him and turned quickly to look and tripped down the steps and fell into the gravel like and idiot, rolled my ankle and busted my opposite knee. It all happened in the blink of an eye. I was so embarrassed, I got up and hobbled into the gift shop out of sight, pretending I was fine, I could see my ankle doubling in size within minutes!
    Anyway, Lady Carnarvon never knew I existed. I literally could have cried at almost 60 years old, as this tour was a top bucket list check mark for me.
    So YES to more – working on reaction and reflex abilities as I realize how important it is and how I never want that to happen again!
    Thank you for making this and posting it 👏🏼

  • Thanks for your advice Debra! I recently discovered your channel and your videos are helping me consciously deal with perimenopause. I am 48 years old and used to kill myself with cardio with the only result of being more and more exhausted and bloated. Thanks to you I’m learning a new approach to fitness and to accept my changing body.

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