Senior Balance Exercises For Summer Safety

By Suzanne Stoke, Physical Therapist @ Exercise For Balance via www.exerciseforbalance.com

    Summer is upon us and older adults can enjoy outdoor activities safely by participating in senior balance exercises  on a daily basis. Please see more information at http://www.exerciseforbalance.com/buy-now For those in the aging population, we may not join the younger generation on the slip and slide or riding the bike without hands or climbing trees in the front yard, but we can stay safe with outdoor activities of our own. There are many outdoor games that can be enjoyed like playing bocci ball, pickle ball, golf, going for a brisk walk, gardening or playing tennis. By practicing senior balance exercises every day, you can play your outdoor sports in a safe manner. 

Senior Balance Exercises For Summer Fun

   Participation in daily senior balance exercises will help to advance stability skills and minimize the possibility of a fall. Most of the time, outdoor activities neccesitate having good steadiness to maintian an upright position. As an example, tennis and pickel ball involve quick MOVEMENTS side to side as well as abrupt stops and starts. During those movements, the participant needs to control how their body weight shifts within their base of support. To work on weight shifting before you head out to play, you can practice three equilibrium routines.

1) Stand with your feet shoulder width a part and slowly lean forwards and backwards, controlling how your body weight shifts.

2) Stand on one foot and swing the other foot forwards and backwards and side to side.

3) Stand on both feet and slowly raise up onto your toes and back down on to your flat feet without losing your balance.

You can learn how to perform these senior balance exercises by joining in with the demonstration from an experienced Physical Therapist in the Exercise For Balance DVD.

Senior Balance Exercises In The Exercise For Balance DVDbalance exercises

    To prepare for your summer fun, 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

Start balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.

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