Quality Of Life And Senior Balance Exercises
Senior Balance Exercises For Healthy Living
By Suzanne Stoke, Physical Therapist @ Exercise For Balance via www.exerciseforbalance.com
One aspect of continuing a high quality of life is for older adults to avoid falling by practicing senior balance exercises. Please see more information at http://www.exerciseforbalance.com/buy-now Medical researchers have seen that falls can often times predict quality of life and disability. Twenty to thirty% of those who fall suffer injuries that result in decreased mobility that limits subsequent independence. Even falls that do not result in injury can lead to negative outcomes. In particular, experiencing a fall can increase an older person’s fear of falling, an important psychological outcome correlated with future falls. Furthermore, fear of falling leads older adults with and without a history of falling to limit activities, which eventually increases fall risk through functional decline, deterioration in perceived health status, and increased risk for admission to institutional care. Falls represent a significant burden on the U.S. health care system. In 2004, the mean inpatient hospitalization cost for falls in older adults was $17,483. The mean reimbursement costs for an emergency department and outpatient clinic were $236 and $412, respectively. The estimated direct medical costs for fatal and nonfatal fall-related injuries for community-dwelling people aged 65 or older was $19.2 billion in 2000, with one study estimating that this cost could reach $43.8 billion by 2020. The good news about all of this is that there is a way to reduce the incidence of falling for those in the aging population. Medical researchers as well as healthcare professionals like doctors, physician assistants and physical therapists agree that those older individuals who perform senior balance exercises on a regular basis are less likely to fall and be injured from falling.
Senior Balance Exercises For Healthy Living
One key component to maximizing your quality of life is to avoid falling by rehearsing senior balance exercises every day. To maintain an ongoing healthy lifestyle and 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. This single leg standing equilibrium routine will enable you to establish adequate steadiness for all your movement activities. You can progress this single leg standing routine by doing the exercise standing on a soft surface like a couch cushion or really thick piece of carpet or foam. 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. Both single leg standing and tandem walking exercises will prepare you to be able to perform activities of daily living at home like house cleaning or cooking or outdoor activities like hiking, brisk walking, playing tennis or many other healthy events. 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.
Senior Balance Exercises In The Exercise For Balance DVD
To help continue the best quality of life, 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
Avoid falls by starting balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.
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