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  • SubGenre:Healthy Living
  • Language:English
  • Series title:Balance
  • Series Number:2
  • Pages:82
  • eBook ISBN:9798350906714
  • Paperback ISBN:9798350906707

A Science of Healthy Balance

Why We Need One - What It Might Look Like

by George Locker

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More and more older adults are falling, have trouble walking or standing, or limit their activities because of compromised balance and fear of falling. This book is an original, groundbreaking, and long-overdue discussion of "healthy balance" as a science and as a practical life activity.


The epidemic of falling among adults over sixty-five has led to a huge number of annual deaths, greater than from automobile accidents! Falling is the leading cause of injury and emergency room admissions for older adults. Medicine says that falling is not a normal part of aging, but at the same time, medicine has been unable to prevent balance loss or restore healthy balance. What is going on? Why all the falling? What are we doing wrong? This fascinating and original discussion of balance is told from the perspective of a practitioner of Taijiquan, the Chinese martial art, which is based on balance and stability. The author began his studies at age twenty-seven and is now seventy-three with far better balance and stability. What is healthy human balance? How do people stand or take a step? Why does healthy balance often turn into unhealthy balance? What does conventional medicine say about balance? How does medicine get balance all wrong? Does it matter? Why should balance be treated as a science? What would a science of healthy balance look like? This book is intended for anyone in the healthcare industry concerned about the flood of patients with unhealthy balance, anyone who wants to maintain healthy balance throughout life, and any athlete who has excellent balance and wants to understand the science behind it. Learn the best self-help sports and exercises to do now to maintain your healthy balance for your lifetime.

About the author

The author has studied Tajiquan (T'ai Chi Chuan) as a martial art for more than 45 years, teaches balance and stability at all levels from the compromised to the advanced, developed a unique system of self-help balance exercises based on Taijiquan called Postural Retraining, and published Falling Is Not an Option: A Way to Lifelong Balance, BookBaby 2020, which has received glowing reviews.