Senior Balance Exercises For Beachgoers

By Suzanne Stoke, Physical Therapist @ Exercise For Balance via www.exerciseforbalance.comPrevent Falling For Those With Foot Drop

  As the holiday season approaches, many families are planning a trip to the beach, and for older adults practicing  senior balance exercises should be part of the preparations. Please see more information at  http://www.exerciseforbalance.com/buy-now Many of us landlocked, city dwellers long for the cool ocean breezes and plan accordingly- a holiday vacation in Cancun, the Cayman islands, Hawaii, or a cruise in the Caribbean or Mediterranean Seas. Beach vacations provide numerous opportunities for fun and adventure for all ages of the family. As an example, you can experience walking on the beach, riding the surf, snorkeling, meandering through trendy tourist shops, experiencing new foods and seeing historical sites in other countries. Beach vacations however, can be very challenging to one’s mobility and can create situations where those with imbalance issues have a greater risk for falling. As an example, walking in deep sand can be very challenging for the leg and ankle muscles. Furthermore, if older adults lack flexibility in their ankles they are at a greater risk for falling while walking in sand. In addition, many European and Latin nations have streets that are paved with cobblestones or have uneven surfaces, which can create a greater risk for falling. As a result, it is imperative for aging individuals to practice senior balance exercises long before you pack your bags for a beach going vacation.

Senior Balance Exercises For Beach Holidays

     Before embarking on a memorable beach vacation, the older individuals in the traveling band should rehearse specific senior balance exercises to enhance their overall stability and minimize any potential risk of falling. As an example, one equilibrium routine that you can practice in the comfort of your own home involves tandem walking. With tandem walking you can walk down a hallway or along a counter in a line. The goal of tandem walking is to touch the heel of the front foot with the toes of the rear foot. By walking along a narrow base of support, you will challenge your balance reactions at your feet and ankles. Practicing tandem walking on a daily basis will help to strengthen and quicken your balance reactions. With strong balance reactions, you will be able to respond quickly and accurately to any change in how your body weight shifts due to walking on uneven surfaces. As a result, you will be better able to  navigate walking on cobblestones, hiking paths, golf courses, boardwalks or sandy beaches. You can learn how to correctly perform tandem walking routine’s as well as several other senior balance exercises presented by a knowledgeable physical therapist in the exercise for balance DVD.

Senior Balance Exercises In The Exercise For Balance DVDbalance exercises with the Exercise For Balance DVD

    Before you take off on a fun-filled beach vacation, 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

Before hitting the sand, start balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.

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