Move With Balance®: Healthy Aging Activities for Brain and Body

, Karen Paterson.“Move With Balance®: Healthy Aging Activities for Brain and Body.” 2013: n. pag. Print.

This is not a “workout” program in the usual sense with muscle-strengthening and limbering exercises as the primary goal. The activities combine coordinated movement with cognitive skills. For example, we move, but while we move we read, or recognize shapes, or recite a poem. The underlying principle: challenge the brain and body simultaneously with some sensory-motor activity, repeat until the challenge becomes easier or even automatic, then up the stakes by repeating the activity at a higher level.Once you buy the book, you have access to the videos. Along with full color photos of the exercises, the book explains the movements in depth, the why and the how. The videos give you a quick visual, and in combination with the book, should make it easy for you to learn the movements. The book is user friendly, light-hearted and playful. Move With Balance®, based on the most current research in brain plasticity, vision training, and kinesiology, uses movement to help prevent falls and enhance cognitive functions.

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