Tag: balance

Is that old concussion causing you to have running injuries? Maybe it is time to ask a professional trainer.

  Is that old concussion causing you to have running injuries?  Maybe it is time to ask a professional trainer. There has been a lot of awareness regarding concussions and the after effects on how we feel and function months or years later. The most high profile stories regarding concussion concerns what has been happening to retired football players. Common side effects of a concussion may include sleepiness, dizziness, headaches, cognitive disruptions and the way your balance and walking ability may be affected as well. The effects of concussion may be present years later. In a recent conversation with an Read More »

Simple Ways to Boost Your Balance and Stability, a guest post.

Simple Ways to Boost Your Balance and Stability, a guest post. Balance and stability can improve your body’s coordination to reduce the risks of falls and untoward injuries. While balance may seem like a simple thing, you may find it to be a little challenging especially when put into specific scenarios that will require you to whip out your physical balance. We’re not talking about a balancing act from a circus, although you can learn a thing or two from it. A physical stability should be achieved regardless of age, height or weight. You will find that as simple as Read More »

The importance of muscle balance and running, according to The Washington Post.

The importance of muscle balance and running, according to The Washington Post. Many avid and competitive runners develop problems with form and running style simply because they are too weak. While running may condition the lower body, the upper body is vitally important in holding form as well. Imagine, you are training for a marathon and your upper body does not have the conditioning of the lower body.  Can your upper body sustain those postures well for 26 miles. Of course, there is more to form than weakness, and many of us are asymmetrically built.  The truth is, as you Read More »

Older Americans are at a higher risk of falling says the NY Times; yet there are things you can do about the growing risk.

Older Americans are at a higher risk of falling says the NY Times; yet there are things you can do about the growing risk. Falls in the elderly is a risk that most older folks are scared of or in danger of. A broken hip can be the end for someone in their 80’s and the solution in most doctors offices is usually walkers and canes, which are most likely to prevent on older person from having a devastating injury. It is true that older people who have an injury like this may never recover, depending on their overall condition, Read More »