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Trial a free balance training app

Wednesday, January 20, 2021   Posted in: Resources and Information By: Administrator With tags: prevention, technology, falls

Live with better balance and be falls free by trialling a free balance training app called Nymbl - as part of ACC's Live Stronger for Longer programme.

Balance is about the body and mind

Nymbl is based on ‘dual tasking’ which combines simple body movements with fun brain games like trivia, to challenge both brain and body. Research shows us that balance is about body and mind. You need the strength to stop yourself from falling, but you also need your reflexes to sense and react quickly to help prevent a fall. 

All you need is a smartphone or tablet

Nymbl is used overseas by thousands of older people wanting to improve their balance in the comfort of their own home - all you need is a smartphone or tablet.

You don’t need any special clothing - just wear your everyday clothes that you’re comfortable and have flat shoes like trainers or running shoes.

Improve, test or maintain your balance

The daily routine takes just 10 minutes and you can choose to improve your balance, test or maintain it. The more you use it - the more it helps you progress by keeping you balanced but also challenged. Plus being able to do the simple body movements in the comfort of your own home makes you more likely to fit them into your day.

Consider Nymbl as another option to keep you balanced and on your feet so you can continue to do the things you love. The trial is fully funded by ACC.

Register online to get Nymbl for free.

Live Stronger for Longer is brought to you by ACC, the Ministry of Health and the Health and Quality and Safety Commission NZ (HQSC).