Senior Balance Exercises To Limit Falling

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

  One important ingredient to keep older individuals active and free from falling requires a commitment to performing senior balance exercises on a regular basis. Please see   http://www.exerciseforbalance.com/buy-now For folks in the aging population, there are several factors that can lead to a fall and injury from falling. In fact, medical researchers have shown that falls are caused by complex interactions between multiple risk factors, including long-term or short-term predisposing factors.  Interactions between these factors may be modified by age, disease, and environment. Risk factors are often characterized as intrinsic (i.e., patient related) or extrinsic (i.e., external to the patient). Studies of intrinsic and extrinsic factors that could lead to falls have reported the following major risk factors: –increasing age
-muscle weakness
-gait and balance impairment
-postural hypotension
-medication use
-low body mass index
-history of recurrent falls
-vision impairment
-special toileting needs
-urinary incontinence
-comorbid illness
-depression
-cognitive impairment.
  Repeated falls for older adults can each have a different etiology. At a population level, increasing age is the most important risk factor for falls. As people age, they may develop more than one risk factor for falls. Functional capacity may decrease with age due to physical and mental changes that lead to impairments in balancegait, and strength. People may develop impairments in vision and cognition with advancing age that may contribute to the risk for falls. Numerous medical conditions that are associated with age contribute to falls risks, including Parkinson’s disease, stroke, history of diabetes mellitus, and arthritis. Increased medication use is also associated with disease and aging. Use of certain psychoactive and cardiac medications, and use of four of more medications, has been associated with an increased risk for falls. All these risk factors can be tempered by the persistent practice of senior balance exercises by older adults.

Senior Balance Exercises For Preventing Falling

    Even though there are multiple components that can cause a fall for an older individuals, those in the aging population can minimize their potential for a fall by rehearsing senior balance exercises on a regular basis.  As baby boomers advance in age, more and more studies related to aging issues have been published. As a matter of fact, Medical researchers have shown that performing equilibrium routines every day boost significant balance criteria including the speed and strength of balance reactions at the ankles. Furthermore, rehearsing steadiness routines also help to better leg strength in key lower extremity muscles as well as increase sensory feedback from the feet to the balance center in the brain. Additionally, performing equilibrium routines enhance  postural alignment to reduce the risk of falling forwards. Balance training can be easily done in the convenience of one’s own home on a daily basis by following the direction of a knowledgeable Physical Therapist who presents a step by step demonstration of senior balance exercises in the Exercise For Balance DVD.

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    For older individuals, falling can have an enormous impact on their life and health. To prevent falling, older individuals are encouraged to 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

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

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