How To Prevent Falls: Better Balance, Independence and Energy in 6 Simple Steps

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Description: The book How To Prevent Falls is based on Dr. Betty Perkins-Carpenter's unique Six Step Balance System, designed to teach seniors how to prevent falls and avoid potentially devastating injuries, while increasing energy and maintaining independence through a series of safe, easy and fun to do balance exercise activities.

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"Every hour an older adult dies as the result of a fall," according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In fact, 1 out of 3 over the age of 65 falls each year.

These statistics are frightening. And with the senior class growing at an alarming rate, we must look for better ways to teach fall prevention. Fortunately, for our mothers and fathers, grandmothers and grandfathers, Dr. Betty Perkins-Carpenter has created her unique Six-Step Balance System to do just that! It is the only proven system of its kind and it's found only in How To Prevent Falls: Better Balance, Independence and Energy in 6 Simple Steps.

For the "Baby Boomers" with aging parents, it is a great resource to give, because it is designed to improve balance, increase energy and mobility, reduce stress and promote greater independence through a series of safe and easy-to-do exercise activities. And what's even better, there is not expensive equipment to buy - all activities can be performed in the comfort and safety of home.

Unfortunately, when a loved-one falls they are more likely than not to suffer a hip fracture, which leads to the most severe health problems and reduced quality of life. Only half of older adults who were living independently before their hip fracture were able to live on their own a year later. This means that a fall will produce devastating effects that affect everyone in the family. For the sons and daughters of parents who are injured, their career, free-time and marriages often suffer as well.

Fortunately, How To Prevent Falls: Better Balance, Independence and Energy in 6 Simple Steps is the #1 resource for fall prevention and has already helped thousands live better, safer lives.

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The new and revised edition of How to Prevent Falls incorporates the knowledge and experience obtained from more than 50 years of coaching and teaching. I've worked with infants and toddlers through my Fit by Five program. I've taught thousands of children and adults to swim and dive at the Perkins Swim Club in Rochester, New York. I've coached world-class divers in the 1976 Olympics and competitive divers at the high school and college levels. I currently teach senior citizens the concepts of fitness and balance - all to prevent falls.

Is this teaching and coaching experience relevant to the needs of senior adults? It's highly relevant. While children have a natural ability for motion, they are also receptive to learning the simple techniques that will help them improve their balance. And divers, if they are to compete, need a highly developed sense of balance on which to base their intricate maneuvers. I have observed both good form and bad, and have improved their balance through specific yet simple exercises.

By working on seniors' strength and flexibility, and by expanding their capabilities and awareness for good balance, I've seen seniors who are as fit and as independent as they can be. I've also seen the broken hips, the broken limbs, and the head injuries that result from falls and the serious financial and emotional consequences individuals and their families must face. Through my book, if I can prevent a fall, or minimize its impact, I've done my job.

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