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Tips On Dealing With Vertigo, Balance And Staying Active


Today we are discussing an important issue that doesn’t get much attention when it comes to fitness, seniors and living an active and healthy lifestyle.

Vertigo and ailments that affect balance.


Dealing with issues due to vertigo can cause real problems everyday because it can affect all of your movements from getting out of bed to walking up and down stairs. If you live an active lifestyle it can be a problem when exercising which can cause a lack of motivation to stay active.

Fortunately there are things we can do to make sure we still are able to do the things we want to do even if we suffer from balance issues and other issues related to vertigo etc.

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In This Episode You Will Learn:

1). The definition of vertigo and why many Americans feel that they suffer from it. There could be many reasons why you feel like you may have dizziness caused by vertigo and we break down what those could be.

2). How taking multiple medications can affect your balance and cause feelings of vertigo based on the combinations of side effects.


3). How having blurred vision and improper glasses can contribute to feelings of un-balance and vertigo. It’s so important to make sure your prescription glasses are up to date with your eyesight.

4). Some tips from Meredith about what you can do to still stay active if you do any kind of exercise and have issues with balance and stability. There are many things to help us with balance and issues caused by vertigo so you can still live an active lifestyle.

5). If you like walking as exercise but are feeling the effects of vertigo, some tips to help keep you walking and things you can try like mapping out your walk first and knowing points along the way that you can stop to rest will help keep you active.

Originally published June 02, 2020

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