Many exercises, motions, and actions include a wide base of support as well as speed. A broad base of support and increased execution speed create a false sense of balance.
Both speed and a wide base of support hide imbalances within muscles as well as behavior patterns.
Hidden imbalances show up in aches, disease, and low performance.
When faced with pain and disease, without a clear understanding of balance and its influence we tend to focus on widening the base of support even more and going even faster.
Increased reliance on a variety of medication associated with aging is an example of this increased reliance on a wider base of support.
With a narrow definition of balance training, seniors that I will be considered among them soon, focus on very limited version of balance exercises that only address the physical aspects of equilibrium.
These are very limited versions of balance exercises for seniors.
Effective balance exercises are performed slowly and with a narrow base of support.