Senior Balance Exercises To Decrease Stress

By Suzanne Stoke, Physical Therapist @ Exercise For Balance via

  Stress can be a part of every day life for many older individuals and can be managed by getting safe  physical activity in, starting with senior balance exercises. Please see more information at For some senior citizens, the Golden Years can be challenging with health issues, financial struggles, loss of a loved one and much more. Older individuals can experience stress and the effects of stress just as much as their younger counterparts. Stress is your body’s way of responding to life’s challenges. Stress hormones release a fight or flight reaction when we are in danger. If we signal for danger about issues that are not necessarily a threat we can cause problems within our bodies’ response system.
Major physical symptoms of stress:
  • Low energy
  • Frequent headaches, jaw clenching or pain
  • Upset stomach including diarrhea, constipation and nausea
  • Aches, pains and tense muscles
  • Chest pain and rapid heartbeat
  • Insomnia
  • Reduced work efficiency or productivity
Major behavioral symptoms of stress:
  • Eating too much or too little
  • Short tempered
  • Sleeping too much or too little
  • Overuse of alcohol
  • Inability to finish tasks
Major emotional symptoms of stress:
  • Nervous or anxious
  • Irritable
  • Anger/ unhappy/ depression
  • Loneliness
  • Feeling helpless
Major cognitive symptoms of stress:
  • Difficulty with concentration/ focus
  • Forgetfulness
  • Constant worry
  • Being self-critical
  • Being pessimistic
What is stress management and when it is essential?
Stress management is the act of managing your stress. The first step of stress management is acknowledging the stress. Stress is normal and is a healthy reaction to challenges, but when the stressors negatively impact your health and well-being then it is a problem that must be managed.
How to manage stress
Join our weekly challenges to help get a handle on your stress. Strategies for managing stress include:
  • Finding the source of the stress
  • Maintaining a positive attitude
  • Getting enough sleep
  • Taking time for yourself
  • Unplugging from technology
  • Getting physical exercise
    The first step towards being able to exercise safely without the fear of falling is to rehearse senior balance exercises to develop necessary stability.

Senior Balance Exercises To Reduce Stress

     One of the best ways to manage stress is to get your heart rate up through participating in safe physical activity after you first practice senior balance exercises. One of the best ways to reduce stress is to go for a brisk walk. Before starting a walking program, it is essential to develop adequate steadiness for all gait patterns. One relevant equilibrium routine that will help develop needed steadiness for brisk walking involves tandem walking. With tandem walking, the goal is to walk with your toes of your back foot touching the heel of your front foot as you walk along a line. Tandem walking can be performed in the comfort of your own home by walking down a hallway or along a countertop. You can learn how to effectively perform tandem walking routines and other senior balance exercises by following the direction of a qualified physical therapist in the exercise for balance DVD.

Senior Balance Exercises In The Exercise For Balance DVD

Learn how to perform balance exercises with the Exercise For Balance DVD

Learn how to perform balance exercises with the Exercise For Balance DVD

    To help reduce stress, start a fitness program that begins with practicing 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

Reduce stress and start balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.

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