6/09/2020 Blog post
(an excerpt taken form the free ebook "The ONE thing that improved balance with Parkinson's")
One of the things that has good potential to help people with Parkinson’s improve their balance is (drum roll please) something called WEIGHT SHIFTING.
What is weight shifting ?
Weight shifting is an activity where your weight is moving from one part of your base of support to another.
- If you are standing with your feet in a little bit wider stance, shoulder width apart or more and you move your weight from side to side this would be considered a simple form of weight shifting.
- If your feet are staggered (one foot more in front of the other foot) and you shift your weight from one foot to the other your weight would shift from back to front.
- Something more complex might be shifting your weight in a diagonal direction from one foot to the other. Layers of complexity in the activity can be added by reaching with an arm to touch an object or perform another type of task.
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