According to recent studies, you are TWICE as likely to die in the next decade if you’re unable to hold a single leg balance for a minimum of 10 seconds. Poor balance leads to falls, the NUMBER ONE cause of injury and injury related deaths in those over the age of 65, costing over $50B in medical costs annually. Physicians are now using a single leg balance test to predict longevity.
The good news is that balance can be improved at any age. The best way to improve your balance is to challenge it, and ZeSa’s Dynamic Instability Balance Training System does just that, safely and effectively. ZeSa’s progressive levels provide balance challenges leading to improvements for all ages and abilities, including those with dramatic balance challenges due to neuromuscular and neurodegenerative diseases and aging adults.
Dynamic balance training also improves brain cognition. Numerous studies suggest that balance and cognition are highly interdependent, and instability balance training can improve measures of cognitive function, balance, brain activity, and connectivity, all of which are related to brain plasticity (the ability of neural networks in the brain to change through growth and reorganization).
It was once thought by neuroscientists that brain plasticity manifested only during childhood, but research in the latter half of the 20th century showed that many aspects of the brain can be altered even through adulthood. Recent studies show that standard exercise may not accomplish this, but that a sense of instability and the need to stabilize your body through dynamic balance training can be an indication for the brain to release the “neurochemical cocktail” (adrenaline, acetylcholine and dopamine) which can help to restructure or rewire the brain.
Whether in the home, at the gym, or at senior living and wellness facilities, ZeSa’s Dynamic Instability Training System provides a safe and effective means to combat many of the effects of both the mind and body due to aging.