Senior Balance Exercises To Limit Declines

By Suzanne Stoke, Physical Therapist @ Exercise For Balance via

   In later years, older adults face declines that effect mobility, activities of daily living and independence, which can be helped by performing senior balance exercises on a regular basis. Please see more at Medical researchers have noticed that there are specific triggers that can lead to a faster decline in health and active living. Three triggers include:
1) Chronic Disease Management


•    Poor management of chronic health condition (such as arthritis, heart disease, diabetes, etc.) by health care providers.
•    Poor care coordination and communication between health care providers, and the elder and their family caregivers.
•    Difficulty navigating health care services.

2) Emotional Well-Being

•    Depression and/or anxiety resulting from loss of spouse/family, social isolation, loneliness, or living alone.
•    Having dementia and cognitive decline.
3) Decreased Balance And Immobility
  • Weakness in leg muscles make it difficult to get out of a chair or walk with a steady gait
  • Numbness in the feet limit the sensory input needed for good balance
  • Decreased visual acuity limits depth perception and leads to greater fall risk 
    The ‘triggers of frailty’ can occur suddenly, or they can build over time, and they often overlap and compound one another. Eventually, they lead to a decline in the older person’s physical and mental health, which results in frailty and ultimately a fall. Falling is something most people don’t think about until it happens. The best way to avoid a fall is to be proactive by practicing senior balance exercises every day.

Senior Balance Exercises To Combat A Decline

   One of the best ways to minimize the potential of a fall and the downward spiral that comes with a fall is to rehearse senior balance exercises on a regular basis. One equilibrium routine you can practice is getting out of a chair safely. The first step is to slide forward to the front of the chair and place your feet on the floor slightly a part. Next shift your weight forward by bringing your chest  towards the front of the chair. Next push up into standing using your hands on the arm rest and pushing up with the muscles on the front of your thighs ( Quadriceps muscles). Instructions for how to safely get out of a chair as well as other senior balance exercises is presented by a qualified Physical Therapist in the Exercise For Balance DVD.

Senior Balance Exercises In The Exercise For Balance DVDbalance exercise dvd

    To limit any possible decline, 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

Don’t decline. Instead, start balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.

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