Senior Balance Exercises For Safe Movements

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

    To be safe with all movement activities, older adults are encouraged to participate in senior balance exercises  to increase stability and reduce the risk of falling. Please see more at   http://www.exerciseforbalance.com/buy-now  Healthcare providers like doctors, physician assistants and physical therapists recognize that as we age, we tend to have a significant decline in balance abilities. Poor balance often leads to falls and injuries from falling which can include wrist and hip fractures. In addition, senior citizens who struggle with steadiness often times become more sedentary, which leads to diminished leg and core strength, decreased cardiovascular fitness, imbalance and again an increase in fall rate. These factors further promote a sedentary lifestyle as well as a fear of falling. To combat these declines and to get on the move again, medical providers suggest that aging individuals practice certain senior balance exercises on a regular basis. 

Senior Balance Exercises For All Movements

   To stay participating in a safe and healthy lefestyle,  those in the aging population are encouraged to rehearse  senior balance exercises on a regular basis. To keep your activity level up, one of the best stability routines is standing one one foot for about twenty seconds, three times on each foot. You can progress this single leg standing routine by doing the exercise standing on a soft surface like a couch cushion. You can further advance standing exercises by performing them on balance equipment like a balance board or BOSU. Once you feel more confident with standing routines, you can develop your walking abilities by doing tandem walking where you walk along a line in a heel to toe manner. You can find out how to practice these and other senior balance exercises correctly by joining in with the instruction from a knowledgeable Physical Therapist in the Exercise For Balance DVD.

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    To keep moving safely, 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

Keep moving by starting balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.

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