Senior Balance Exercises For Needed Stability

By Suzanne Stoke, Physical Therapist @ Exercise For Balance via

  As we get older, our need to be steady on our feet is so much more important to help avoid falls and injuries from falls and can be positively effected by practicing senior balance exercises every day. Please see In our later years, we experience natural declines in leg strength and ankle flexibility, which can lead to falls. Other challenges to our balance abilities include a decreasing visual acuity and less definitive sensory input from our feet to the balance center in the brain. As a result, our overall stability declines and risk for falling increases. Here are a few tips to lessen the likelihood for falling:
o    Look out for tripping hazards within the home: Throw rugs are often the cause of tripping and falling.  These small rugs often get in the way of walkers and wheelchairs and are some of the first things we encourage our seniors to let go of. Now is also a good time to eliminate anything that may be piling up on the floor, including papers and newspapers. Coffee tables can also be tripping hazards if they are blocking the path is getting in and out of a chair.
o    Make wider pathways: Older adults may need more space to get by with her new walker (likely about 36” or more).  Evaluate furniture arrangements and see if anything needs to go to make more room for seniors to get around.
o    Set up a “command center”: If need be (for example, while healing from an injury or surgery) an older adult may have a favorite chair, recliner, or lift chair where they will be spending most of their time throughout the day.  Help them set it up so that many of their basic needs are within an arm’s reach. You may want to help them make a space for her television remotes, reading materials, her telephone, calendar, tissues, mail, wastebasket, and maybe even medications. Television trays are also handy for meals.
 Be sure to also encourage the older person to practice senior balance exercises to maintain as much stability as possible.

Senior Balance Exercises For Fall Prevention

 To minimize the possibility of a fall, you can safety proof your house as well as practice  senior balance exercises for better overall stabilization. Rehearsing steadiness routines is more effective if you do it on a regular basis. That is why a skilled Physical Therapist developed a program of senior balance exercises in the Exercise For Balance DVD that you can use as part of a daily routine.

Senior Balance Exercises In The Exercise For Balance DVDbalance exercises

    Be safe at home by getting 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 safe at home by starting balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.

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