Progressions Of Senior Balance Exercises

By Suzanne Stoke, Physical Therapist @ Exercise For Balance via

    Practicing senior balance exercises  every day is a very effective way to build stability and reduce the risk of falling for older adults. Please see  Medical researchers have compiled statistics that show that aging individuals have a fall rate of one in three. That means that one in three older adults over the age of sixty fall every year. To drive the point home, that means that most of us with parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles or neighbors who are over sixty are likely to know someone who experiences a fall this year. Often times these falls result in debilitating injuries like wrist fractures, which makes it difficult to get dressed or cook meals, or hip fractures, which makes it hard to get around. The good news is that medical researchers have proven that senior citizens who practice equilibrium routines on a regular basis decrease their risk of falling and sustaining injuries from falls.

Know Which Senior Balance Exercises To Do

    senior balance exercises come in all shapes, sizes and difficulties. Knowing which stability exercises to do and how to correctly progress your balance program is very important. You can break down a balance exercise program into three components.
1) You can start with basic static STEADINESS routines like standing on one foot on a solid surface like hardwood floors, tile or carpet.  Be sure to stand near a sink or counter to hold on if you need to.
2) You can progress your steadiness program by combining static and dynamic balance activities. For example, you can progress to standing on one leg and swinging the other foot forwards and backwards or side to side.
3) You can further advance your balance regime by working on balance equipment like a balance board or BOSU.
For additional instruction, follow along with the directions from a knowledgeable Physical Therapist in the Exercise For Balance DVD.

Senior Balance Exercises In The Exercise For Balance DVDTry Beginner Senior Balance Exercises

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