Senior Balance Exercises To Limit Falls

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

   Medical researchers have looked at which factors are predictive of falls in older adults and how performing senior balance exercises can help limit the potential of a fall. Please see more information at  http://www.exerciseforbalance.com/buy-now Medical researchers have shown that one in three aging individuals fall each year. Unfortunately, while any older person can fall, there are certain conditions or situations putting elders at higher risk. These include:
•    Feeling unsteady or losing balance. This may be an early indication of a medical condition and/or medication side effect that requires looking into.   
•    Difficulty walking and holding on to furniture or walls for support. This may indicate a problem with the balance system, the nervous system or weak leg muscles.
•    Difficulty getting up from a chair or sofa. This may be a sign of weak muscles, dizziness or other medical conditions.
•    Changes in vision. Seeing correctly is important in avoiding trips and slips.
•    Becoming easily confused. Thinking correctly can interfere with safe mobility (knowing the difference between safe versus hazardous environmental conditions and/or activities).
For older adults, the greater the number of physical and mental risk factors to which an individual is exposed, the greater the probability of a fall, and the more likely the results of the fall will threaten the person’s independence. Often, persons with multiple falls struggle with their mobility and ability to accomplish daily activities. This downward spiral of immobility and dependence can be limited by practicing senior balance exercises every day.

Senior Balance Exercises Minimize Falls

   To reduce the possibility of a fall it is essential to recognize the factors that could lead to a fall as well as to rehearse specific senior balance exercises to physically avoid falling. As an example, you can realize that it is critical to hold onto a handrail when going up and down stairs to prevent slipping or tripping on the stairs and falling. You can learn these and other safety tips as well as which senior balance exercises to perform by following along with the instruction from a qualified Physical Therapist in the Exercise For Balance DVD.

Senior Balance Exercises In The Exercise For Balance DVD

    To reduce the factors that cause falls and to build better stability, 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

Be sure to start balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.

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