Usually strength and endurance are the focus of athletic training, but balance and coordination are just as important. Balance and coordination are controlled by several parts of the body including the eyes and ears. Your eyes and ears pass on the data it has gathered via the nerves to the muscles to appropriately move around gracefully. As you age your senses deteriorate, and as a result balance suffers.
The alignment of your neck, spine, and pelvis can affect your balance and coordination. Chiropractic adjustments keep your neck, spine, and pelvis in alignment to help your body achieve optimal balance and coordination.
As you age, your body’s senses begin to deteriorate which contributes to poor balance. Diseases like arthritis and osteoporosis are common among the elderly and hinder mobility. Chiropractic adjustments can help to improve mobility and balance among the elderly as well.
Chiropractors also recommend good nutrition and exercise to improve balance and coordination. Exercise strengthens the muscles which helps to prevent subluxations. Sodium, calcium, potassium, and magnesium should be included in your diet as they are helpful in regulating nerve impulses and muscle activity.
Improving balance and coordination is simple with the right nutrition and exercise in addition to regular chiropractic care. So make sure you visit your chiropractor!