Exercises for Better Balance

Exercises for Better Balance
The Stand Strong Workout for Fall Prevention and Longevity
Written by William Smith
Foreword by Dean Padavan, M.D.
Contribution by Jo Brielyn

Category: Health & Fitness - Exercise
Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
On Sale Date: August 25, 2015
ISBN: 978-1-57826-575-6


Good balance is essential. Recent scientific studies point to good balance as an indicator for longevity.

As we age, our balance and coordination begin to diminish, leading to a higher risk of falls. In fact, falls are the leading cause of injury among Americans over age 65. The Stand Strong workout presented in this handbook will guide you to improved balance through simple, easy to follow exercises.

Now you can reclaim your independence and restore your confidence by improving your coordination and regaining your sense of balance by using Exercises for Better Balance as your guide to freedom and mobility, while helping you to lessen the risks of falls, improve your posture, and restore motor control, all while increasing your strength and energy.

Exercises for Better Balance builds balance through resistance exercises, flexibility, and cardiovascular activities that fit any schedule.

Exercises for Better Balance includes:
- A detailed overview of how exercise can help improve balance
- Clear, informative pictures of safe, effective exercises
- Detailed instructions on how to perform each movement
- A complete fitness approach to recovering balance
- A training log to track your progress

Featuring expert-approved fitness techniques, with options ranging from resistance training to mobility movements, Exercises for Better Balance is the all-in-one resource for anyone looking to stand strong and walk proud!


William Smith, MS, NSCA, CSCS, MEPD, completed his B.S. in exercise science at Western Michigan University followed by a master's degree in education and a post-graduate program at Rutgers University. In 1993, Will began coaching triathletes and working with athletes and post-rehab clientele. He was a Division I Collegiate Strength Coach and has been competing in triathlons and marathons since 1998, recently finishing the Steelhead Half Ironman in Michigan in 5 hours and 22 minutes. Will founded Will Power and Fitness Associates and currently consults for fitness, healthcare, and wellness centers in New York and New Jersey. The Director of the Professional Development Institute, Will has also co-authored a book on triathalon training (Tri-Power, 2007).

Dean Padavan, M.D. is board certified in both Sports Medicine and Internal Medicine. He currently practices Sports Medicine for the Atlantic Health System in New Jersey and has offices in Morristown and Sparta. He is the associate team Internist for the New York Jets, and the team physician for College of St. Elizabeth in Morristown, NJ and Pope John High School in Sparta, NJ. He is the associate program director for the Atlantic Sports Health Primary Care Sports Medicine fellowship and is extensively involved with the academic research program.