Reflexive balance is the brain’s ability to control one’s balance without conscious thought.
The typical 25-year old can easily catch herself when she stumbles – without consciously thinking about it.
At 80 years old, her ability to correct her balance reflexively has decreased – she has been managing her balance consciously. This means when she is paying attention to her balance, and gets distracted by something else, she will stop focusing on her balance and may fall.
Good news! It has been proven that reflexive balance can be improved with specific training. Nymbl Training addresses reflexive balance via our patented Dual-Tasking approach.