How 60uP® Works
The 60uP® Balance Board System helps anyone who might be suffering from loss of balance, a weakening of the legs or body which affects movement, or just anyone who wants to improve overall body stability to stay active longer.
The Risk of Falls
As we age, or suffer from neurological or physical changes, our bodies tend to lose overall strength, stability and balance. Unfortunately, these affected areas all too often lead to falls. As we know, falls are the most dangerous moments for most:
- The risk of falling in the home increases with age. Strength, balance and gait are all contributory risk factors.
- Falls occur in one out of three people over 65 years old and over 40% of people over 80, per year.
- Accidents in older age groups are more often females than males.
- One in every five falls among women aged 55 and over results in a fracture requiring hospital treatment.
- The largest proportion of accidents are falls from stairs or steps. Over 60 percent of falls from accidents on stairs result in death in the golden generation.
The 60uP® Secret
60uP®’s patented balance training board design addresses and corrects the three critical elements of balance and movement:
- Neurological Brain Connections
- Positive Body Alignment
- Body Strength
When one or all of these three factors are out of alignment with each other, this can lead to a series of cascading effects:
- overexertion due to lost combined of functionality
- loss of confidence in movement
- Less exercise for the heart resulting in less blood flow
- Overall fear to get up and go that affects quality of life
With zero impact, real life movements, 60uP®’s balance system is the simple, safe way to improve all three of these important balance elements. Our goal is for the 60uP® program to get you outside the home and doing the everyday activities you love to do.
How 60uP® Works
60uP® helps solve balance issues by training both your brain and body in the specific areas of balance and stability. 60uP® creates and strengthens neural connections. This will speed up reaction time to movement and keep you feeling safe. New connections re-integrate and sync body movements to create confidence in body, mobility and posture.
By simply stepping onto the 60uP, holding the stability poles, you immediately begin to strengthen both legs, your arms, core and overall body. With a few simple exercises, your brain begins to program itself for better body balance and mobility.
Let us explain simply how balance works. Babies did not go to the gym to learn to walk. The brain had to figure out pressure points and the body followed. So it is at any age. We MUST engage the brain to lead the body. With over 300 balance, pressure points, and real life exercises on the 60uP, we can, with repetition, recreate everyday movements to strengthen the brain and as such, dramatically improve balance. Regaining Balance is not complicated – you just need the 60uP program that strengthens neural pathways with repetition and commitment to 60 minutes a week to feel the change.
Body mechanics require a direct and immediate correlation between muscles, ligaments, tendons, skeletal structure, lead by the nervous system (brain proprioceptive connection) to maintain posture and balance.
The 60uP® Balance Board brings all three elements of movement back into a power combination
If your body is not strong enough to hold its own weight, move fast enough to react, or push back against an unwanted directional lean, you will fall.
The 60uP® Balance Board provides a complete top to bottom, left to right, front to back training of what the body used to do and wants to do again. Most people have had excellent natural balance since they first learned to walk and took it for granted.
The 60uP® Balance Board helps gain the strength needed to support the body. With the rocking motion side-to-side or front to back, the 60uP® complete balance strength program will get a body stronger every time. Using the resistance bands the upper body power will also increase.
Think of building a house on sand. If the base is weak, the house will crumble. The more the building goes up, the stronger the foundation needs to be. The body is no different. Build the strength of the base (the feet, ankles, calves, thighs, glutes, core) and the better function the rest of the body will achieve.
With over 200 safe & simple balance and strengthening exercises on a board less that 3 feet by 2 feet, we believe there is no better functional, space saving piece of equipment in the world. Our testimonials prove it.
Positive Body Alignment
Positive Body Alignment is built around the posture and keeping the body in a center line. As the body weakens or the loss of alignment places excessive demands on specific body parts. The body starts to lose its “center” and compensates in ways that lead to injuries, falls and loss of confidence.
Once balance confidence is gone, the chance of falling increases immensely. It is difficult to correct a weakening body for everyday function unless specific movement strengthening exercises are performed. These exercises must be designed specifically for the body’s natural movement.
The 60uP® Balance Board creates a natural alignment-strengthening program that mimics what happens to the body in everyday life. The Balance Board helps both sides of the body work equally to re-align the center. Any off center movement will create a rock of the board to the “heavier” side and that delivers an immediate feedback to the user that they are not positioned correctly.
Over time, the body will begin to naturally correct the pressure points and adjust as the body moves. This is all relative to the natural feedback sent through the neurological system to the brain. You cannot cheat the balance board. It only moves how the user uses the board. The response will help correct the user,sending positive feedback. Feelings of accomplishment are achieved through the ability to balance.
Brain connectivity to the body is critical to all movement. The body’s ability to instigate and react to movement changes is called proprioception.
Proprioception is the body’s ability to receive input through receptors in the skin, muscles and joints and transfer the information to the brain through the neurological system. This is a most exciting discovery from results with the 60uP®.
As we begin to fear our ability to move safely, our eyes begin to look down to see where we are going. Our sense of balance is then judged from what we see and not what we feel from our proprioceptive connection. This leads to hesitation, lack of body reaction time and weakening of the brain’s ability to act. If you don’t use it, you lose it. This goes for the brain.
The downward spiral is systematic:
- Body weakening in strength and functionality
- Fear of mobility and reaction time
- Less Movement to rebuild lost strength
- Brain doesn’t trust the body so the eyes take over
- Delayed reaction from eyes sending messages to the brain
- Loss of confidence and belief in one’s abilities
- Movement loss resulting in weakening heart function
- Weaker heart pumping leads to loss of oxygen to the brain
- Loss of independence both for the senior and their family
- Inability to safely move creates depression and decline in wanting to live.
Quality of life is reduced and life span dramatically shortens
Re-learning = Re-living.
The 60uP® Balance Board not only gives hope, but also works to help resolve the above situations, no matter what stage the person is at. Just getting on the board will help begin to address these issues, in no specific order, and work back to the belief, hope and ability to turn life around. It all starts with reconnecting the brain to the body’s functions. With safety handles, the user does not feel the need to look to see if they are balanced. The user lifts their eyes up and forward, allowing the brain to “feel” their body again and reconnect the sensory proprioceptive ability they had since learning to walk.
In short, the board may teach anything new, unless children are using it to learn to walk as they never had properly before. The body is going back and reconnecting the brain to the body as it used to do. Re-learning = Re-living.
Your Money-Back Guarantee
Every 60uP® Balance Board System is backed by our incredible 30-Day 60uP® Satisfaction Guarantee (*see return policy). Try 60uP® for 30 days, and if you don’t see results in overall balance and mobility, return your 60uP®. We will do everything possible to make your 60uP® experience positive.