Senior Balance Exercises For Great Fitness

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

   Combining strengthening exercises, cardiovascular fitness routines and senior balance exercises  can help older adults live well . Please see more at http://www.exerciseforbalance.com/buy-now  Participating in fitness programs that include leg and core strengthening exercises, cardiovascular routines like brisk walking or tennis, and simple balance routines can help be a complete package for aging individuals to stay healthy and steady on their feet. Many older adults feel that their fitness activities such as walking, biking and cleaning the house are sufficient to keep them balanced and healthy. Medical researchers however have lately shown that participating in fitness activities are not enough to stay steady with all movements. As a result, medical researchers as well as healthcare professionals encourage older adults to safely check their balance with tests such as:
•    Walk along a straight line, touching heel to toe with each step.
•    Walk figure eights in a similar fashion.
•    Stand on one leg.
•    Turn completely around in a full circle. Pause. Then turn a full circle in the other direction.
•    Stand up from a chair. Try not to use chair arms or hands for support.
•    Close your eyes and stand still for 10 seconds.
•    Place feet together and stand still without holding on.
•    Pick up an object from the floor from a standing position. If you notice that you have difficulties with any of these activities, you are advised to practice certain senior balance exercises in the comfort of your own home.

Senior Balance Exercises For Fitness Buffs

   Those older individuals who are already engaging in cardiovascular fitness routines will benefit from adding senior balance exercises to their routines.  Many fitness activities involve being on your feet. Whether you are walking quickly to get your heart rate and respiratory rate up or whether you are biking or running, you can improve your cardiovascular fitness as well as your overall endurance by having good stability during those activities. There are several equilibrium exercises that will help you stay steady while you are participating in any physical fitness event. As an example, one equilibrium routine that you can use to improve your overall stability is to Walk along a line in a heel to toe fashion down the hallway. This tandem walking routine will challenge your balance skills and improve your overall steadiness. This tandem walking will help to make your balance reactions stronger and faster.  By improving your stability, you will be able to continue with your outdoor activities including brisk walking, running, biking or advance your physical fitness routines to include tennis, basketball, skiing and many other events. You can learn how to practice these tandem walking routines as well as a full array of senior balance exercises by following the direction of a knowledgeable physical therapist in the exercise for balance DVD. In the DVD, the physical therapist will go through pertinent stability techniques as well as each equilibrium routine and help you learn how to perform those routines to the best of your ability.

Senior Balance Exercises In The Exercise For Balance DVDHoverboards And Balance Exercises

    For maximal performance in your fitness programs,  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

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

For more information see http://www.mayoclinic.com/health-information/