The Six-Step Balance SystemTM is a series of movements and simple exercises that improve balance. The System is designed to reduce the probability of falls and fall-related injuries. It also increases body flexibility, leg strength, and overall endurance, and reduces the fear of falling. The Six Steps are simple, easy, fun and can be practiced right at home as you age in place.

Stretching is a form of exercise. Improve flexibility and mobility with stretches that create warmth in muscles and ligaments.

Some of the exercises you will learn are: Wake Up Call and Elbow Magic.

This short video clip comes from Dr. Carpenter’s DVD “How to Prevent Falls”.

Balance

Balance is the basis for all movement. This step helps to promote better posture, gain confidence, build leg strength and improve overall stability through a series of simple yet fun exercises. Improved balance will decrease the probability of a fall.

Some of the fun exercises you will learn are: Real Swinger; Tap Dance; and Balancing Act.

This art work comes from Dr. Carpenter’s book “How to Prevent Falls”.

Improve balance and dexterity using these easy and energizing activities that reveal the body’s own innate abilities.

Ball handling activities are quick, fun and simple; it’s like being a kid again! Think of them as a form of non-conventional therapy that will help you balance without thinking.

This short video clip comes from Dr. Carpenter’s DVD “How to Prevent Falls”.

talking on phone

One of the most efficient and familiar activities that promotes overall fitness of your body is walking. In this step, Dr. Carpenter combined another familiar activity - talking on the phone. Now your long or short phone conversations can become a part of your daily exercise routine and improve your balance.

Some of the additional warm up exercises you will learn are: Mid-back Posture Correction, Jamb Session, and Spring Fling.

This art work comes from Dr. Carpenter’s book “How to Prevent Falls”.

Practice the “art of falling” with a relaxed slump into a comfortable, non-movable chair – and reduce the fear of falling by becoming an expert in falling!

If you have ever fallen, you no doubt tensed your body, became very rigid and suffered an injury. Dr. Carpenter reminds us often that “a stiff body breaks; a limp body bends”. Such injuries in older adults could mean the end of their mobility and independence.

This short video clip comes from Dr. Carpenter’s DVD “How to Prevent Falls”.

dancing with pillows

Put on your favorite music and using a soft pillow as a dancing partner, you’ll relax and easily move forward, backward, sideways and in circles.

Dancing with a pillow is an easy, fun training and conditioning exercise that will help seniors prevent falls. This technique helps to strengthen legs and heart and improve balance, coordination and posture – all the while having fun!

So, put on your favorite song from your past, take a pillow and then dance to better health and balance!

This art work comes from Dr. Carpenter’s book “How to Prevent Falls”.

Information

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