Senior Balance Exercises For Older Adults

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

   As Baby Boomers age, there is an increasing importance on staying active and healthy by participating in fitness programs that include senior balance exercises. Please see more information at   http://www.exerciseforbalance.com/buy-now One sad fact is that many aging individuals find themselves alone in later years, requiring an even greater diligence to partake in activities that will maintain health and independence for as long as possible. According to a US News and World Report article, as baby boomers head into retirement, many are realizing they will have no family to depend on as they age. Almost one-quarter of Americans over 65 are single and childless, effectively “elder orphans,” with no one to care for them if their health declines, according to a study from the University of Michigan. The number for elder orphans doesn’t include people who are estranged from their children or live far away from any family members. Furthermore,  half of those who are married now will end up widowed. For these baby boomers who can’t expect assistance from family, planning for old age is even more important. “Some of the big questions that they face are the same questions other people face,” says Rodger Alan Friedman, a chartered retirement planning counselor in Bethesda, Maryland, and author of “Fire your Retirement Planner: You!” “The problem is there’s no family to fall back on in case of financial questions or emergencies.” Older people often need help navigating the health care system, making financial decisions and even with daily living tasks such as cooking and keeping house. And while you may be able to pay people to help with some tasks, at some point you will still need assistance from people you trust. In addition, older folks need to take personal responsibility to maintain their health as best as p[possible by eating well, getting good sleep, staying physically active and rehearsing senior balance exercises to build adequate steadiness and minimize the potential of an injury causing fall.

Senior Balance Exercises For Single Adults

    senior balance exercises One of the main keys to staying healthy in later life is to avoid falling and the injuries that occur from falling by practicing senior balance exercises as part of a daily fitness program. You can rehearse certain standing  and walking stability routines that will help you stay on your feet and keep you independent with a good quality of life, even when living alone. As an example, To male a walking program  safer and more beneficial, it is suggested that you begin  exercises  to improve balance first to establish an appropriate foundation of steadiness. One equilibrium routine that translates to adequate stability with walking is to perform tandem walking down a hallway. For tandem walking, you want to walk a log a line in a heel to toe fashion, using a narrow base of support. This narrow base of support will encourage your balance reactions to get stronger, faster and more efficient, preparing you to walk on hilly or uneven terrain outside. You can develop good balance reactions for walking by following the instruction of a skilled Physical Therapist in the Exercise For Balance DVD.

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    To stay safe while living alone, 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

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

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