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Finding Balance

 It is a simple yet crucial health function too often overlooked, Balance.

Balance makes it possible to stand, walk and move without falling. It’s essential for movement, for fitness, and of course to keep yourself from falling down.

Tania Obljubek, a physiotherapist at Women’s College Hospital states: “Balance depends on the complex interplay of vision, the vestibular system – that’s your inner ear – and the joints, muscles and ligaments that make up the movement system. Those three elements work together to always let us know where we are in space.”

Your sight, strength and flexibility changes with age as well as various health conditions. So for most of us, balance needs to be practiced and maintained on the regular.

So many of us overlook this basic concept, but it is crucial to practice a few basic balance techniques daily, or at least every second day.