Senior Balance Exercises For Traveling

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

  To stay safe while traveling, older individuals should practice certain senior balance exercises  as well as follow specific safety tips. Please see more information at http://www.exerciseforbalance.com/buy-now Research indicates that travel is at the top of the list of activities that seniors and the aging baby boomer generation enjoy. Furthermore, travel professionals report a rise in the number of tours designed for grandparents who want to spend time with their grandchildren — particularly during the holiday season. It’s true: today’s active seniors want to be part of the action and enjoy every moment of their next travel adventure. Many older adults love to take vacations on cruises, where they can see the world from the convenience of a cruise ship. Traveling by motor home has also become a popular pastime of many aging individuals. They can experience the beautiful scenery, historical sites, magnificent national parks and fun-filled cities of this great country. To make sure seniors enjoy their time visiting family, wherever it may be, it is important to know that there are some pitfalls to avoid and tips to promote safety when traveling.
1) Keep Moving. When traveling by plane, schedule walks up and down the aisle a few times to keep your circulation flowing. Poor circulation when sitting for long periods can sometimes cause blood clots to form in the legs and feet. Air travel in particular can increase the risk of developing blood clots.
2) Plan ahead. It’s always a good idea to make an appointment to see your physician before traveling. You want to make sure to refill any prescription medications so you do not run out while away. And don’t forget to pack your medications in your carry-on bag. While it’s a possibility you could arrive at your final destination without your favorite flannel robe, you want to do everything you can to make sure your medications arrive with you.
3) Practice senior balance exercises ahead of time. You can develop needed balance skills before you even step on a plane, motor home or cruise ship by performing balance training routines well in advance of your trip.

Senior Balance Exercises For Safe Travels

     Before heading off for a vacation, it is essential for older individuals to rehearse specific senior balance exercises to enhance their overall steadiness and avoid falling while on a trip on vacation. There are several equilibrium routines that you can practice in the comfort of your own Home while you are getting prepared for your traveling expedition. As an example, you can practice standing with your feet shoulder width apart and centering your body weight in the middle of your ankles. In this standing position, try to keep your bodyweight centered in the middle of your feet and progress this routine by keeping  your eyes closed. You can progress this standing balance exercise by shifting your body weight slowly forward and backwards or side to side in order to learn how to control your body weight with different balance challenges. By learning how to shift your body weight in a controlled manner, you will have better stability while maneuvering on a plane, crew ship or motorhome. You can learn how to perform these stability techniques as well as learn specific senior balance exercises that will enhance your steadiness by joining in with a demonstration by a knowledgeable physical therapist in the exercise for balance DVD.

Senior Balance Exercises In The Exercise For Balance DVD

    Tostay safe while traveling, 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 safe by starting balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.

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