Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Review: Balance Exercise for Seniors: Prevent Falls, Improve Stability and Posture with Simple Home Workouts by Michael Smith

Today I'm reviewing Michael Smith's new health and fitness book just for seniors like me.

ISBN-13: 9798373923200
Release Date: 01-15-2023
Length: 147pp
Source: Author for review
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Do you know what a leading cause of injuries in seniors is falls?
Do you know that you can prevent falls with balance exercises?
How's your balance?
Are you confident that you can keep your balance while doing simple tasks, like walking up a flight of stairs or getting out of bed?
Are you always the last one to leave the room?
Does your back ache after sitting at a desk?
Is it hard to get out of bed in the morning?
If so, then this book is for you.

Once we are over 60, we feel not as young as we used to be, and that means many less agility and less flexibility, and with that comes less mobility. But what's most frustrating is that you can't do much about it.
The good news is that there are ways to make sure your body has what it needs to feel good as well as look good for years to come.
Even if you don't think you're the exercise type and have tried many exercises before that didn’t work, this book will surprise you. Author Michael Smith provides a step-by-step, science-backed path to regaining full balance.

In "Balance Exercises for Seniors" you’ll ...and so much more!

Imagine how you’ll feel once you can walk and stand easily. You can have all of it—it's just a matter of planning what needs to happen and then doing it.
So, even if you think it is going to be boring, too hard, or too easy, or you don't believe that any of the above statements are true, or you have no idea where to begin, you can get your balance back with this exercise book tailored your needs.

My Review:

I am an active woman in my (very) late 60s and I absolutely loved Michael Smith’s new book, in fact I feel like it was written just for me, and it was. But it was also written for my 70 something disabled husband who suffers from Parkinson’s Disease and other ailments that affect his mobility and his balance. In fact the book was written for any and all seniors to help them with balance.

In his book Michael starts by explaining why we need to exercise and how to go about getting physically and mentally ready. He also goes over different types of exercises and gives in depth and pictorial examples. And not only that but he goes into detail about what to wear, using the proper form and why breathing during exercising is so important. He also helps readers plan their exercise time and the importance of sticking to it. And also how important getting proper rest is to senior health. And he's careful to warn his readers that before they start any kind of exercise routine they need to get medical clearance from their doctors.

Now going back to my personal experience the book has helped me pick exercises that are a good fit for me and a good fit for my husband as one of the chapters deals with exercising while sitting which is exactly what my husband has to do.

 If you’re a senior who is ready to get off the couch and start exercising or if you’re a senior who are like me active but need some guidance or a personal touch this book will fit you like a tee too.

About the author:
Michael Smith is a personal trainer and fitness enthusiast. He writes books about health, fitness, and nutrition. His mission is to make fitness accessible for everyone, no matter their age, weight, or fitness level.

Being healthy does not have to be complicated. Michael's biggest passion is to create step-by-step, realistic, achievable roadmaps to help you prevent age-related health problems, feel great, and get much more out of life.
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  1. I'm glad this book was able to provide exercises that both you and your husband are able to do!

    Simply Angela

  2. I need to work on flexibility and balance and work around a bad back so I love finding good resources like this.

  3. I'm glad you found some helpful things. There are a lot of good options and I have picked bits to make an overall program for myself.

    Anne - Books of My Heart

  4. Ah sounds perfect, I know you walk and that's the advantage of having a dog that needs a walk. I've even stopped balance like exercises but I know so important!

    1. so important and yes walking is great but not enough

  5. I just need to find time to do it. By the time the grandkids leave and I feed my husband dinner I am exhausted.

    1. yeah well the Royals are a workout just by themselves Kim

  6. I do need to work some time to exercise into my daily routine. This sounds like a great resource.