Our balancing skills start to decline as early as our late 20s and our ability to balance is high on the list of things that determine our lifespan. Toppling over and requiring hospital treatment could signal the beginning of the end, in fact the leading cause of injury-related death for people 65 and over is falling. How often have you heard that an older person 'had a fall' and was never the same again? In this episode, Nathan Estrada, a physical therapist with Denver-based Nymbl Science, explains the link between longevity and balancing skills. He also outlines the simple measures that can be taken to mitigate the dangers of falling and how technology can help.
This interview was also published on February 1, 2023 at http://www.llamapodcast.com ▸ Also listen and subscribe at Apple Podcasts: https://llamapodcast.us15.list-manage... The Live Long and Master Aging podcast shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
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