It is well known in scientific circles that your ability to balance is directed by specific areas of the brain BUT now research is starting to show that your ability to balance is a good predictor of future health.
According to a study published in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke, “struggling to stand on one leg for less than 20 seconds was linked to an increased risk for stroke, small blood vessel damage in the brain, and reduced cognitive function in otherwise healthy people”.
It also concluded that “the ability to balance on one leg is an important test for brain health”.
𝐁𝐞𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐟𝐮𝐫𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫, 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐮𝐩 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐫𝐲 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐚𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐥𝐞𝐠 𝐚𝐭 𝐚 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞, 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐚𝐭 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝟐𝟎 𝐬𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐬…𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐝𝐨 𝐢𝐭?
Having poor balance puts you at risk for brain disease and cognitive decline.
“A study that explored the role of chiropractic for the treatment of dizziness or balance disorders through an analysis of data from the 2008 National Health Interview Survey” showed that chiropractic was highly effective in helping resolve these issues.
The odds ratio for perceiving being helped by a chiropractor was 95%.
Chiropractors, by influencing the brain via a chiropractic adjustment, help the brain to communicate more effectively and keep your body functioning the way it should.
In addition to suggesting regular chiropractic care for balance issues, this week our focus is going to be on things you can do to improve your ability to balance.
J Evid Based Complementary Altern Med
. 2016 Apr;21(2):138-42. doi: 10.1177/2156587215604974. Epub 2015 Sep 11.