How important is strength in my balance?
Click the video below to learn more about strength’s impact on balance with Nymbl’s Dr. Estrada
At Nymbl, we want you to feel confident when it comes to your balance. Nymbl is a scientifically-proven¹ balance training program that can improve balance by 30%¹, at home! This is the first article in an 11-week educational series about balance and fall prevention. This week, we’re talking about your strength and balance.
It’s common to experience a natural loss of muscle as you age. Because muscle is often associated with strength, it’s easy to assume that strength is the most important part of your balance. But, you may be surprised to know that strength alone does not stop you from falling.
There are many things that may impact your balance in addition to strength, such as vision, lighting changes, medications, and more. For example, if you need to use your hands to get out of a chair, this may be a sign your coordination has changed, or that your strength has declined.
It’s important to remember that falls are preventable. You can improve your balance and reduce your risk of falling by including balance training into your daily routine. Effective balance training teaches your brain and body to work together, also known as dual-tasking. Dual-tasking challenges you to think and move at the same time, which helps your balance reflexes and better prepares you for the world and its many uncertainties. This is where Nymbl can help. Nymbl is a scientifically-proven¹ approach to fall prevention that makes balance training both fun and effective. Nymbl is fully covered by your health plan and is available at no additional cost to you.
Nymbl’s technology is intended to improve balance, strength and coordination, and to help individuals who have experienced, or are at risk for, weakness or loss of balance or mobility. It is important to work with a medical professional if you notice that you are developing weakness, mobility or balance problems, as this can indicate a serious medical condition. Nymbl is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. The information provided by Nymbl is for general purposes, and is not intended to constitute medical advice. You are encouraged to confirm any information provided by Nymbl with other sources and your healthcare provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency during use of the program, call your doctor or emergency medical phone number immediately.