"Betty Perkins-Carpenter has come up with a great little book, filled with balancing exercises specifically geared to seniors. This book is different; it won't overwhelm you."
Nan Kathryn Fuchs, Ph.D., Editor, Women's Health Letter
"You hold in your hands the culmination of a lifetime's work, study and experience. I have had the privilege to watch the development of the Six-Step Balance Systemô over decades, and can enthusiastically endorse its use. The clarity of language, excellent illustrations and design recommend this excellent presentation to both the professional and non-professional reader. Baby boomers take note! Falls and their consequences are a major public health problem. A significant part of the solution lies in these pages.!"
Martin W. Korn, M.D. FAAOS Emeritus
"Each morning I stretch in bed and do each exercise 14 times. I find that my equilibrium is so improved, it's remarkable. When I used to get up in the night. I had to touch doors and furniture to be sure I did not fall. After stretching, I'm OK."
Betty Davis, former U.S. Army Nurse, WWII
"An informative and immensely practical guide for seniors to achieve better balance through fitness. Realistic goals of exercise are repeatedly stressed throughout the text."
William J. Hall, M.D., Director of the Center for Healthy Aging, University of Rochester
"I think your book How To Prevent Falls is marvelous. I do not think that there is any other book on the market today that even comes close. I am shouting the praise of your book to everyone. The techniques in your book cannot fail but to improve anyone's fitness if given an honest try. I am truly happy I ran across your book. It is a treasure."
Mr. Pat Flowers, volunteer at Detroit, MI senior center
"I practiced daily relaxing into my chair and bed. One day, I slipped in the shower and landed on the tile floor. I was bruised, but nothing more. I was able to get right up after I fell and go confidently about my day."
Charlotte Johnson, 85 years young, student in Betty's exercise class†
"I had a condition that made it difficult for me to lift my arms...and I had difficulty walking because of pain in my back. My doctor and other specialists could not come up with a diagnosis. Fortunately, my sister and brother-in-law came to visit and later sent me a copy of Stretching In Bed. The movements seemed easy enough, yet when I wiggled my toes, I felt a sensation in my upper back! I realized that these simple, easy movements were having an effect..I loved that I could do them in bed before trying to get up! The results have been amazing. I'm walking again. I can raise my arms high, and I have muscle strength in my legs and arms that I had lost. So, thank you so much for the work you've done."
E. Addair, Phoeniz, AZ
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