Senior Balance Exercises For Healthy Mobility

By Suzanne Stoke, Physical Therapist @ Exercise For Balance via

  Medical researchers are vigorously studying what factors influence the health and quality of life for older adults and diet and performing senior balance exercises are two key components of staying mobile and active. Please see more at Medical researchers recently conducted a large study at Brigham and Women’s Hospital where researchers found an association between women who maintain a healthy diet and a reduction in the risk of developing impaired physical function as they age.  To  date, “Little research has been done on how diet impacts physical function later in life. We study the connection between diet and many other aspects of health, but we don’t know much about diet and mobility, ” says Francine Grodstein, ScD, senior author of the study and a researcher in the Channing Division of Network Medicine at B Brigham and Women’s Hospital .  “We wanted to look at diet patterns and try to learn how our overall diet impacts our physicial function as we get older. ” Overall, the data indicate that women who maintained a healthier diet were less likely to develop physical impairments compared to women whose diets were not as healthy. More specifically, the researchers also found a higher intake of vegetables and fruits, a lower intake of sugar-sweetened beverages, trans-fats, and sodium, and a moderate alcohol intake, were each significantly associated with reduced rates of physical impairment. Among individual foods, the strongest relations were found for increased intakes of oranges, orange juice, apples and pears, romaine or leaf lettuce, and walnuts. “We think a lot about chronic diseases, cancer, heart disease, and tend not to think of physical function. Physical function is crucial as you age; it includes being able to get yourself dressed, walk around the block, and could impact your ability to live independently,” says Kaitlin Hagan, ScD, MPH, first author and a postdoctoral fellow at Brigham and Women’s Hospital . Medical researchers have also found that in addition to eating nutritious food, aging individuals who participate in senior balance exercises reduce their rate of falling and maintain a mobile and healthier lifestyle for longer.

Senior Balance Exercises For Improved Mobility

   Healthcare professionals like doctors, nurses and physical therapists agree with medical researchers that partaking in healthy food and practicing senior balance exercises both assist in enabling older individuals to stay active and mobile in later years. You can learn which senior balance exercises to perform and how to practice them by following along with the Exercise For Balance DVD in the comfort of your own home.

Senior Balance Exercises In The Exercise For Balance DVDExercise For Balance DVD

    To maximize your stability, eat healthy food and 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

Eat healthy food and start balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.

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