Senior Balance Exercises For Better Walking

By Suzanne Stoke, Physical Therapist @ Exercise For Balance via

    Many times as we age, we experience a decline in stability during walking, which can be improved with participating in senior balance exercises  every day. Please see more information at  Locomotion is definitely more complex with animals than with people. We see different gait patterns in dogs and horses like walking, trotting, cantering and galloping. We assume that with people we only have one gait pattern to deal with: walking. Unfortunately, many older adults experience a change in their walking abilities as they age. For example, those in the aging population often use a shuffling gait because they no longer have the steadiness to complete a normal stride length. Additionally, often times disease processes like Parkinson’s Disease creates a shuffling gait. In addition, many senior citizens adapt to a painful joint like an arthritic knee or hip which leads to a limping gait. In addition, those older folks with weak trunk muscles also lean forwards at the hips and develop a forward bent posture and a forward leaning gait. These changes in older individuals walking patterns all result in a greater risk for falling. Thankfully, medical researchers and medical providers like doctors, nurses and physical therapists agree that performing senior balance exercises help to improve balance with walking and reduce the risk of falls. 

Senior Balance Exercises For Safe Walking

    To be safe with all locomotion patterns, medical professionals suggest that older individuals practice senior balance exercises on a daily basis. One equilibrium routine that increases stability with walking involves tandem walking where you gait along a line in a heel to toe fashion down a hallway.  This tandem walking routine will help to build strong balance reactions to help with safer walking. You can learn how to do tandem walking and other senior balance exercises by joining in with the demonstration provided by a qualified Physical Therapist in the Exercise For Balance DVD.

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    To improve your stability with walking, 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

For stability with walking, start balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.

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