Senior Balance Exercises For Healthy Hearts

By Suzanne Stoke, Physical Therapist @ Exercise For Balance via

  Heart health can be improved by participating in cardiovascular fitness routines that are established on necessary stability as a result of performing senior balance exercises first. Please see more information at Taking ones resting heart rate can help determine the status of your cardiovascular health. The average resting heart rate for senior citizens and other adults is 60 to 100 beats per minute, according to the National Institute of Health. A large new study says a higher resting heart rate is associated with an increased risk of death from all causes in the general population. This is true even in people without the usual risk factors for heart disease, according this new research published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Your resting heart rate is the number of times your heart beats per minute while it’s at rest. You can check it in the morning after you’ve had a good night’s sleep and before you get out of bed.  “Generally, a lower heart rate at rest implies more efficient heart function and better cardiovascular fitness,” according to the Mayo Clinic. “For example, a well-trained athlete might have a normal resting heart rate closer to 40 beats a minute.” Medical researchers have found that people with a resting heart rate of more than 80 beats/min had a 45% higher risk of death from any cause than those with a resting heart rate of 60-80 beats/min, who had a 21% increased risk. Results of a recent scientific study highlights that people should pay more attention to their resting heart rate for their health, and also indicate the potential importance of physical activity to lower resting heart rate. Healthcare professionals like doctors, physician assistants and Physical Therapists agree with medical scientists that older adults who participate in cardiovascular fitness activities like brisk walking, dancing, bike riding, tennis and other active sports can improve their heart health as seen by a lower resting heart rate. Those in the aging population who want to initiate a fitness program, however, should start their regime with senior balance exercises in order to enhance their overall stability and limit the potential of a fall while working out.

Senior Balance Exercises For Healthy Hearts

     older individuals who would like to engage in cardiovascular fitness routines will benefit from starting with  senior balance exercises. Many fitness activities that help to boost hear health  involve being on your feet. Whether you are walking quickly to get your heart rate and respiratory rate up or whether you are biking or running, you can improve your cardiovascular fitness as well as your overall endurance by having good stability during those activities. There are several equilibrium exercises that will help you stay steady while you are participating in any physical fitness event. As an example, one equilibrium routine that you can use to improve your overall stability is to Walk along a line in a heel to toe fashion down the hallway. This tandem walking routine will challenge your balance skills and improve your overall steadiness. This tandem walking will help to make your balance reactions stronger and faster.  By improving your stability, you will be able to continue with your outdoor activities including brisk walking, running, biking or advance your physical fitness routines to include tennis, basketball, skiing and many other events. You can learn how to practice these tandem walking routines as well as a full array of senior balance exercises by following the instruction of a knowledgeable physical therapist in the exercise for balance DVD. In the DVD, the physical therapist will go through pertinent stability techniques as well as each equilibrium routine and help you learn how to perform those routines to the best of your ability.

Senior Balance Exercises In The Exercise For Balance DVDExtend Health Span And Senior Balance Exercises

    To be heart healthy, 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 heart healthy by starting balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.

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