When we stop to consider balance training, we realize that we need good balance to do just about everything. We need it to walk, get out of a chair, lean over to pick up something, and to do any of a number of actions that are part of daily living. Balance training involves doing exercises that strengthen muscles that help keep us upright, including your legs and core.
Our body’s proprioception (the ability to know where you are in space) helps keep us upright and balanced. As we age, proprioception gets worse and with it comes a decline in balance. The picture of an older person trying to navigate winter streets comes to mind. Improving our balance through training can actually bring benefits to people of all ages.