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Podcast 183 – The Importance Of Working On Balance


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Physical balance is a fundamental aspect of our well-being, influencing our ability to move, perform daily activities, and maintain an active lifestyle.

It is essential for preventing falls and injuries, especially as we age. By improving strength, flexibility, and coordination, physical balance not only enhances our physical performance but also contributes to overall confidence and quality of life.

In This Episode You Will Learn:

1). Some of Meredith’s experiences in working with clients over the years and what she learned about how people think about balance as we age.

2). Why it’s important to incorporate balance type exercises into our weekly routines especially as we get older.

3). The major muscles that we use the most which help keep us balanced and why it’s important to dedicate time to strengthening them on a regular basis.

4). Why it’s important to be aware of the many things we may not think about that affect our balance everyday like our medications, vision or even the shoes that we wear.

5). How using assistive devices can play a crucial role in helping you stay mobile and independent along with staying active as much as possible.


In conclusion, prioritizing and maintaining physical balance is crucial for our overall health and well-being as we age. By engaging in activities that promote balance, such as regular exercise, stretching or balance training exercises, we can reduce the risk of falls and injuries, enhance our physical performance, and boost our confidence.

Remember, investing in our physical balance today means safeguarding our future mobility and enjoying a higher quality of life.

Team Meredith