Balancing Act

When I decided to join a gym, I was fortunate that my insurance covered the cost of membership, and the membership came with three hours with a trainer. My trainer was a young lady who seemed to know what she was doing which made me confident that she would work out an exercise regimen for me. During one of the three sessions we had together, she determined my desired body weight based on my frame and asked me to stand on one leg, which I did — for a short time. When she asked me to stand on one leg with my eyes closed, I was amazed to learn that I do not have the balance I used to have. She affirmed that a loss of balance is common as we age and that exercises can help improve balance. It was a shocker to me, who had no idea that I was “unbalanced.” Since then, I have been working with Silver Sneaker groups and have indeed improved my sense of balance. One of the things that scares me most is falling at home so I want to take every precaution and improve my sense of balance as much as possible. That’s one of the reasons I go to the gym three times a week.


About bobosbest

I am an 80-year-old retired English teacher whose writing goals are fulfilled by publishing these blogs. I have a wonderful married partner, Dimitris Tsitsiras, who is from Greece. Life is good and still an adventure.
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One Response to Balancing Act

  1. Issa says:

    My sense of balance and every sense for that matter left me a long time ago. I guess when we get old we can trip on a thread and brake bones anywhere. I practically walk with my head down especially at night to make sure there is not a thing I can trip on. I am having some real bad days lately, not that they were so good. Have appointments with my medical doctor, my urologist, my Opthalmologist, dentist all the rest of this month and part of June. As you can see my social calendar is full, (smile)

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