Summer is almost here! Throughout the year, especially in cooler geographies, we spend a lot of time indoors. Now, with the sun shining, the trees leafed-out, and the winter coats stored away, the outdoors beckon. You don’t want to pass-up the chance for a walk in the park, a hike in the mountains, a visit to the local arts festival, a picnic with the grandkids, or even a tour of a new city.
The foundation of Nymbl Science is years of clinical research into the science of balance by Dr JP Farcy. He determined that balance can be improved through physical exercises (such as one legged stands) as well as cognitive exercises (such as solving math problems or learning new language). But when you combine the two simultaneously, called “dual tasking”, you get an accelerated effect.
At its recent Innovation Conference in San Francisco, Nymbl Science was awarded one of the “50+ Innovation Leaders” by the AARP in collaboration with MedCity News. We are honored to have received such a competitive award and reinforces our dedication to helping seniors live healthier, more “balanced” lives.
Jim Cook, CEO, was the award recipient. He commented, “We are honored to have received this award from the AARP. It’s a tribute to over 2 years of work to bring balance science to millions at a low cost through mobile technology. We are just at the beginning of our journey and very excited about how we can improve senior’s lives through our development efforts”.
In partnership with Summit Health, Nymbl’s balance evaluation and training program was a featured booth at the recent Waynesboro (PA) health fair. Over 100 people lined up to get their balance evaluated, with many signing up for balance improvement classes that are run by renowned Olympic trainer Doug Lentz, head of the Results training facility.
The Academy Senior Living Community in Boulder, Colorado, prides itself on its community and the active life style of its residents. So when Nymbl approached them to pilot an innovative program to essentially turn the Academy into a living lab for balance improvement, they said “lets do it!”.
This is the time of year for resolutions, and we’d like to suggest that you do something with long term positive impact for your brain and wellness – resolve to improve your balance! It takes only a few minutes per day, and your balance will increase significantly. Here are some simple suggestions: Read More