NEW ARTICLE: Panic attacks, why we get them, how to stop them.
Anxiety often has a profound effect on balance. As a result we are more likely to fall when we are panicked. During anxious times, make sure you compensate for your worse balance by practicing safe fall prevention techniques. Pick your feet up as you walk. Use your eyes to keep yourself stable by focusing them on whatever is in front of you. Pull your abdominals in and your shoulder blades together and down whenever you feel fear.
I experienced anxiety as a result of other events last year (an automobile accident, an elder relative needing care) and have from time to time had panic attacks. Some days it feels like a cloud of angst has settled over my body. I have learned a number of techniques that really help me in this situation and I wanted to share them with you.
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As we age we often experience challenges that increase how anxious and fearful we are. The fear of falling itself changes our quality of life. Depression often takes over if our abilities decline. We can approach dealing with these feelings using simple and easy solutions.
A simple standard for improved health and well being: Get rid of destructive tension in the shoulders, neck and legs while increasing strength in the core. Increased fitness in the abdominals, pelvic floor and upper back helps everything, especially balance and walking.
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Tips to help you to stop having falls:
Here is a video interview of myself by Maya Cooper of Marin Public Access TV. This is a wonderful hour long TV program on how easy and important it is to take steps to prevent having falls.
The Building Better Balance DVDs have been developed to help you deal with some of the challenges of the aging process that most of us feel daunted by. The DVD classes teach you how to not only improve your balance but also to reduce the symptoms that come with aging: stiffness, weakness, loss of stability not to mention loss of self confidence. The classes are entertaining and so informative that they are worth the price even if you never do the exercises. Take a chance and order these. You will be so happy you did. You'll feel better and be able to do more. The aging process will become one of improvement instead of decline.