Senior Balance Exercises For Longevity

By Suzanne Stoke, Physical Therapist @ Exercise For Balance via

   Enjoying a full and healthy life is a high priority for many older adults and medical researchers have shown that participating in fitness programs and senior balance exercises can help maximize longevity. Please see A recent study presented at the World Congress on Acute Heart Failure in Florence, Italy described how exercise can help extend life even for heart failure patients. Furthermore, the researchers found that all the elderly patients they studied benefited regardless of heart failure severity, age and gender. Professor Rod Taylor, chair of health services research and director of the Exeter Clinical Trials Unit at the University of Exeter Medical School in Exeter, United Kingdom, said,   “The message for heart failure patients is clear. Exercise is good for you, it will make you feel better, and it could potentially make you live longer.” Professor Taylor and colleagues previously conducted a meta-analysis of randomized trials which showed that heart failure patients who exercised were admitted to hospital less often and had a better quality of life. To conduct the study, the investigators identified 23 randomized trials of exercise that included at least 50 heart failure patients who were followed up for six months or longer. After asking the authors of all 23 studies for individual patient data, they received the information from 20 trials. The 20 trials included 4,043 patients with heart failure. The investigators used the individual patient data to assess the impact of exercise on the time to all-cause mortality and first hospitalization. They also examined the potential influence of patient characteristics including age, gender, heart failure severity (defined by New York Heart Association class), ischemic etiology, baseline left ventricular ejection fraction, and peak oxygen uptake. The investigators found that exercise was associated with an 18% lower risk of all-cause mortality and an 11% reduced risk of hospitalization compared with no exercise. Medical researchers as well as healthcare providers like nurses, physician assistants, doctors and physical therapists agree that older individuals who participate in fitness regimes should also perform senior balance exercises to develop necessary stability for their workouts.

Senior Balance Exercises For A Long, Healthy Life

  To maximize longevity, health professionals and medical researcher’s recommend that older adults don’t miss out on daily exercises, including certain senior balance exercises. For example, older individuals can practice equilibrium routines like standing on one foot and swinging the other foot forwards and backwards to combine static and dynamic steadiness activators. You can learn how to rehearse this senior balance exercise and other equilibrium routines by joining in with the Exercise For Balance DVD.

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    To make the most out of your Golden Years, get started on a course of the best balance exercises with the Exercise For Balance DVD. The healthcare provider recommended Exercise For Balance DVD is a high quality instructional DVD to use at home or in a group setting. The easy to understand and simple to follow Exercise For Balance DVD includes  a step by step series of the latest balance and strength exercises necessary to optimize senior fitness and to carry out basic daily activities like shopping, doing laundry,  walking, standing, cleaning house, stair climbing or to advance to more difficult pursuits like skiing, dancing, playing golf and hiking. In the  comprehensive Exercise For Balance DVD, you will learn how to improve stability, how to apply steadiness techniques and how to safely execute balance routines from a  qualified balance specialist — licensed Physical Therapist—who has worked with balance and dizziness disorders for over 25 years. Get your copy of the Exercise For Balance DVD by clicking on the BUY NOW button

Stay on your feet by starting balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.

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