Balance is often something that we take for granted and adjust to as it changes over time. But balance, like any other physical system, can be improved with proper practice. Some may ask why it matters. A February 2018 article in Core Physical Therapy lists a number of reasons:

1. Reduction in pain – improving your balance works muscles groups that normally don’t get a good workout and can lead to improved posture, which in turn lessens back pain and decreases risk of arthritis.

Betsy Meyer is a member of the Physical Fitness Task Force and the Community Wellness Connections group.

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