Have you recently found yourself thinking more about your balance? Have you noticed changes in your balance? Are you feeling unsteady or wobbly in certain places or situations?
It’s easy to overlook subtle changes, especially when life keeps us busy.
But these small shifts can be early indicators of changes in your balance. Ignoring them means missing out on the chance to take proactive steps.
In this article, we’ll explore:
Recognizing changes early on – whether in balance or other aspects of health – gives us the power to act.
The sooner we’re aware, the quicker we can identify the root causes and take steps to mitigate any impact on our daily lives.
So, what should you be on the lookout for?
Here are some signs that your balance may be changing:
Do you find yourself paying extra attention when walking on uneven surfaces, e.g. in the park, on a garden path or cobblestones?
Are you taking longer than usual when navigating stairs or stepping off public transport?
Do you feel reluctant to engage in quick movements while playing with your grandchildren? Are you nervous about playing catch or frisbee in the park?
Does your balance affect your enjoyment of parties or other social events? Do you avoid places with steps or stairs, like theatres or galleries?
Are you looking down more often when you walk? Do you feel you’re not standing as upright as you’d like? Changes in your posture can be a telltale sign of balance issues.
Do you find it harder to concentrate on more than one task at a time (where one of the tasks involves your balance, e.g. walking, standing, or navigating steps or stairs)? Balance difficulties can affect your ability to multi-task effectively.
If any of these signs resonate with you, it’s time to take action.
Don’t feel overwhelmed (although this is understandable). Instead, focus on being proactive and taking steps to address your challenges.
First, share your concerns with your friends and family – the more we share, the more support we receive.
Secondly, consider consulting your healthcare provider. Here’s an article to help you decide if you should see your doctor about your balance concerns.
Third, if you are ready to take control, start with targeted balance exercises (a few minutes a day is enough).
The Balance Blueprint from Vida Wellness is a FREE resource that can help you get started. Click Here To Get Your Five Tips To Start Improving Your Balance Today.
I hope you’ve found this article helpful. Have you noticed any of these signs? What steps have you taken? We’d love to hear from you. Join the conversation below!
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