Senior Balance Exercises For Osteoporosis

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

   There are several factors resulting from Osteoporosis that lead to imbalance and a need for older individuals to practice senior balance exercises. Please see   http://www.exerciseforbalance.com/buy-now To be more specific, Osteoporosis is a serious disease characterized by muscle weakness in the lower extremities, shortened length of trunk, and increased dorsal kyphosis leading to poor balance performance. Although balance impairment increases in adults with osteoporosis, falls and fall-related injuries have been shown to occur mainly during the dual-task performance. Medical researchers have published several studies that have shown that dual-task performance including better stability was improved with specific repetitive dual-task steadiness exercises. Recently, a study, The effect of single-task and dual-task balance exercise programs on balance performance in adults with osteoporosis was released by Konak HE et al to look at comparing the effect of single- and dual-task balance exercise programs on static balance, dynamic balance, and activity-specific balance confidence in adults with osteoporosis and to assess the effectiveness of dual-task balance training on gait speed under dual-task conditions. The researchers showed that  4-week single- and dual-task balance exercise programs are effective in improving static balance, dynamic balance, and balance confidence during daily activities in older adults with osteoporosis. However, single- and dual-task gait speeds showed greater improvement following the application of a specific type of dual-task exercise programs. As a result, both medical researchers and healthcare providers like doctors and physical therapists encourage aging individuals, especially those with osteoporosis, to participate in senior balance exercise programs to enhance stability with all movement activities.

Senior Balance Exercises For Posture And Stability

  There are several strengthening routines, postural exercises and senior balance exercises that can help older adults who have osteoporosis. As an example, those in the aging population with osteoporosis can practice standing in an upright position and centering their body weight in the middle of the base of support defined by their feet. In this upright alignment, you can rehearse routines controlled weight shifting, which is a cornerstone of steadiness for movement activities. You can learn how to perform this and other senior balance exercises by following along with the Instruction in the Exercise For Balance DVD.

Senior Balance Exercises In The Exercise For Balance DVDbalance exercises

    Those with osteoporosis need to 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

Those with osteoporosis should start balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.

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