Senior Balance Exercises To Prevent Falls

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

    Maintaining health in later years is a critical goal for older adults and starts with performing senior balance exercises on a regular basis. Please see more information at     http://www.exerciseforbalance.com/buy-now  Medical researchers have shown us that the number of older adults who fall and injure themselves every year is roughly one in three. In America, that means that about twenty million senior citizens fall every year. Falls often occur at home. Falls can occur in the bathroom with trying to get in and out of a bathtub or shower. Falls also happen in the kitchen with bending up and down to get pots or dishes out of overhead cupboards or shelves on a lower level. Additionally, falls frequent happen on the stairs. Older individuals often slip on the last step and fall or don’t lift their foot high enough and trip and fall going upstairs. Furthermore, falling often occurs in the home due to tripping on items of clutter on the floor. Medical professionals recommend that to safety proof ones home, it is smart to remove throw rugs or objects on the floor like books, shoes, clothes or dog toys. On another note, medical healthcare providers suggest that those in the aging population rehearse functional senior balance exercises every day to build adequate stability with all movement activities. 

Senior Balance Exercises To Stay On Your Feet

    The best way to make sure that you maintain your footing and limit the possibility of a fall is to rehearse certain senior balance exercises on a regular basis. There are seeral basic equilibrium routines to choose from. One stability routine that you can perform safely at home is tandem standing. Tandem standing involves standing near a sink or counter with one foot directly behind the other foot along a straight line. In this tandem stance position, you will notice a bit of movement at your feet and ankles. That movement is your natural balance reactions at work keeping you upright. Those balance reactions are the body’s way of adjusting to the environment around us or the surface we walk on. Over time, as you practice tandem standing routines, you will develop strong and fast balance reactions which will then help you to stay upright on various surfaces inside and outside of the home. You can learn how to practice tandem standing and other senior balance exercises in the comfort of your own home by joining in with the demonstration of steadiness routines provided by a qualified Physical Therapist in the Exercise For Balance DVD.

Senior Balance Exercises In The Exercise For Balance DVDTry Beginner Senior Balance Exercises

    To stay on your feet and avoid falls at home, 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 on your feet by starting balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.

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