Many people worry about their balance getting worse as they age, and it's actually very difficult to 'feel' how good your balance is unless you are challenging it at the edge of your ability (which can be dangerous).
Falling down is the leading cause of visits to hospital trauma rooms, across all age groups, and 1 in 4 people over 65 falls every year. A fall that causes injury can be costly and often leads to worse health overall, even if you don't break a bone.
There are many proven methods to improve stability and prevent falls but most people don't take advantage of them because they don't think they have a problem until after a fall.
Regular measurement of your balance allows you to know what your physical capability is in terms of keeping your body steady and upright. You can track your measurements to understand whether your balance is improving or declining, and to learn how your lifestyle habits are affecting your balance.