Core Muscle And Senior Balance Exercises
By Suzanne Stoke, Physical Therapist @ Exercise For Balance via www.exerciseforbalance.com
Having strong core muscles as well as practicing senior balance exercises will help aging individuals to have greater stability with movement activities. Please see more pertinent information at http://www.exerciseforbalance.com/buy-now Medical researchers have found that those in the aging population who have strong core muscle strength, strong lower leg strength and who practice equilibrium routines on a regular basis have a greater sense of balance abilities and are thus less likely to fall and injure themselves. Core muscle weakness and in balance often go hand-in-hand. When older adults demonstrate weakness in their back and abdominal muscles they tend to have faulty postural alignment. For example, those older individuals with weak trunk muscles tend to adopt a forward bent posture at their trunk. This forward leaning positioning often results in imbalance and falling forward. Core muscle strength can be difficult to test in older adults. An example of a low level strengthening activity that will test the strength in the back muscles involves having the elderly person stand facing a wall with their arms overhead and hand resting on the wall. In this position the older adult is asked to lift their arms away from the wall and see if they can hold that position for ten to thirty seconds. In addition, a low challenge activity to test the abdominal muscle strength for an older person involves having that individual lie on their back with their knees bent and have the person hold their stomach muscles tight for thirty seconds. During that thirty second time frame, the individual is asked to lift one foot off the floor at a time and see if they can maintain that tight abdominal muscle contraction. If the older adult tests weak in their abdominal or back muscles, they are encouraged to perform core strengthening exercises on a regular basis as well as practicing senior balance exercises to help improve stability and reduce the potential of a fall.
Senior Balance Exercises For Better Posture
By practicing senior balance exercises every day, older adults will be able to not only decrease their risk of falling but also improve their overall postural alignment. Having good balance stems from both strong core muscle strength as well as adequate stability skills. Older individuals can enhance their abdominal and back muscle strength by doing specific exercises designed by a physical therapist. In addition, those in the aging population can maximize their overall steadiness by rehearsing specific equilibrium routines on a daily basis. One steadiness exercise that will help both to increase core muscle strength and improve balance reactions at the feet and ankles involves standing with the feet shoulder width apart and centering one’s body weight over the middle of their arches. This stability exercise encourages older adults to adopt a proper upright alignment through their spine as well as increase the sensory input from their feet to the balance center in the brain, Thereby improving overall steadiness with all standing and walking activities. You can learn how to do these postural alignment exercises, and senior balance exercises by following the instructions of a qualified physical therapist in the exercise for balance DVD.
Senior Balance Exercises In The Exercise For Balance DVD
To build strong core muscle strength and improve your overall steadiness, 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
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