Do you Feel Better in Nature?

Do you Feel Better in Nature?

Have you found that when you spend time in nature you feel refreshed and a renewed sense of well-being? I can definitely feel the health benefits of nature. I always feel better after relaxing or exercising in nature.  So I was not surprised that a...
Repeated Falls: What To Do About Them | BetterBalanceInLife.com

Repeated Falls: What To Do About Them | BetterBalanceInLife.com

In this blog, I discuss how to respond to a fall and how to investigate repeated falls. If anyone falls and experiences pain, or is unable to get up from the floor independently, it is recommended to take precaution and call 911.  Especially in cases where the...
Three Simple Exercises to Reduce the Risk of Falling

Three Simple Exercises to Reduce the Risk of Falling

In this blog, I share three simple exercises that you can do everyday at home to reduce your risk of falling. You can also coach your elderly loved ones to do these three exercises:  1) Sit to Stand: Practice standing up from a chair as you normally would. The hip...
What Works in Fall Prevention?

What Works in Fall Prevention?

Through normal aging, muscles lose strength and quickness, and unconscious balance reactions slow down.  The normal loss of muscle is significant enough to cause fear of falling and reduced quality of life, regardless of mobility level. However, there is one effective...
Reduce Fall Risk

Reduce Fall Risk

My personal and professional goal is to reduce fall risk for my patients, friends and neighbors, so I have been active as a leader on the San Diego County Fall Prevention Task Force to increase the common knowledge of strategies to prevent falls among older adults and...
UCSD Stein Public Lecture: “Dizziness and Vertigo, Part II – Research in Aging”

UCSD Stein Public Lecture: “Dizziness and Vertigo, Part II – Research in Aging”

In this blog, I share the link to my third UCSD Stein Public Lecture, “Dizziness and Vertigo, Part II – Research in Aging,” which aired on University of California television (UC-TV) on March 8,2018. In 2017, I offered my second UCSD Stein Public...