Last week, I read about an interesting study from the University of Illinois at Chicago. It showed that seniors can improve their balance -- which can help reduce the risk of falls -- by playing catch with a medicine ball. (That’s just a weighted ball that comes in different sizes.)
While the study was interesting, there are far safer ways for seniors to improve balance and prevent falls­.
As Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Mike Roizen note in that article, a strength-training routine is one key to great balance. That’s one more reason to sign up for Transform YOU! My weekly workouts are simple, safe and effective ways to improve your strength, which improves your balance -- and reduces fat, increases muscle tone, builds confidence and all sorts of other benefits.