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Moving For Better Balance

Description

Moving For Better Balance is a 12-week instructor-led group program designed to improve strength, mobility, flexibility, and balance for enhanced overall physical health and better functioning in daily activities. Participation in the program may also result in better mental health, reduced stress, improved memory and cognition, and increased self-esteem. The program, based on the principles of Tai Chi, teaches eight movements modified especially for falls prevention. The program is targeted toward individuals 65 years or older who are physically mobile with impaired stability and/or mobility, or individuals 45 years or older with a condition that may impact stability and/or mobility. A YMCA membership is not required to participate in the program.

Website

https://www.ymca.net/moving-better-balance

Evidence

https://www.ncoa.org/article/evidence-based-program-ymca-moving-for-better-balance

Source

Intervention Type

Program and services for individuals, Community-based approaches

Intervention Focus

Fall Prevention, Physical Activity

Audience

Older adults (65+), People with disabilities

Technology

No-Tech

Evidence Level

In Review

Resource Type

Program/Service

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