Strength’s impact on your balance
The Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) and Nymbl are committed to helping Colorado’s older adults achieve their best health, free from falling.
When it comes to strength, 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 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 proven approach to fall prevention that makes balance both fun and effective – in the comfort and safety of your home!
The Nymbl Training app is available for free to the first 5,000 older adults over the age of 60 in Colorado, fully covered by The Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) and the state of Colorado, in the following counties: Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Clear Creek, Douglas, Gilpin and Jefferson counties, the City and County of Denver, the City and County of Broomfield and southwest Weld County. The DRCOG Area Agency on Aging service area includes Adams, Arapahoe, Clear Creek, Douglas, Gilpin and Jefferson counties, the City and County of Denver, and the City and County of Broomfield. Grab your spot today to start improving your balance with Nymbl!
2 Easy Ways You Can Get Free, Unlimited Access to Nymbl:
- Download the ‘Nymbl Training’ app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store, or