Move with Balance
Healthy Aging Activities for Brain and Body
Welcome to Move With Balance®, a program that will improve your well- being and the well-being of the elders you serve. The book and the videos demonstrate activities that enhance any person's sense of balance and improve any person’s cognitive functions. Their effect is proven to be rejuvenating, even life-saving, for people in their late- life years.
Move With Balance® is a unique, award-winning program that uses movement to help prevent falls and enhance cognitive functions. The program has developed over the years, integrating research in vision training, kinesiology, and brain plasticity. It isa great gift for any seniors in your family circle. It's also excellent resource for people working with seniors.
Move With Balance® began in 2006 as a regional project on the island of Maui, Hawaii, a project focused on preventing falls and fall-related injuries in our growing population of frail elders.
Our culture expects older people to decline, not move—to be "set in their ways" and not try new things. But research has shown that the brain learns and changes throughout our lives. We have to exercise our brains to keep them growing.
For elders, preventing falls means preventing disaster! For elders, staying mentally alert and sharp is paramount! Here's how—and how to bring confidence and joy into the aging years.
This brightly illustrated book, which links to 60 on-line demonstration videos, is loaded with dozens of movements (not exercises) that anyone can do, even the frailest elder. The payoff: increased coordination, sharper cognitive skills, better vision, and enhanced self-confidence .
Our award-winning program, scientifically proven to reduce falls, is perfect for your needs, whether you are a group leader, a caregiver, or using the program for yourself.
This large format book is a very well produced and presented manual of Brain Gym and other exercises for older adults. It contains passionate, playful movements and rich sensory experiences that grow new nerve cells, increase flexibility, alertness & balance, as well as building mental agility, confidence and a sense of safety.
The pages are clear & colourful, with great photographs and descriptions. Book purchasers can take the activities a step further by registering on line for free video viewing or printing off cards.
Award winner from the American Society of Aging
Testimonial - Paul Nussbaum
Move With Balance is a unique and therapeutic approach to integration of the motor, sensory, and vestibular systems of the brain. Karen Peterson has developed a program that is particularly beneficial to older adults. By building on the reality of neural plasticity and the brain's ability to be shaped across the lifespan, Move With Balance understands the positive outcomes of caring for our cognitive, motor, and spiritual selves.
Paul Nussbaum, Ph.D., ABPP
Clinical Neuropsychologist and Adjunct Professor of Neurological Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Nussbaum hosts the Brain Health Forum each year at the American Society on Aging conference.
Author: Karen Peterson Pub 2013 USA Pb large format 103 pages
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