3 Advanced Balance Exercises

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

    To continue to develop better stability, it is critical to challenge your balance exercises by making them slightly more difficult. Please see more information at  http://www.exerciseforbalance.com/buy-now Having improved steadiness will reduce your potential of falling whether you are out on a hike, playing a sport like basketball, soccer or football or just getting around your home safely. Unfortunately, falling is a very common experience for many individuals from early childhood, to senior citizens. As an example, 92% of admissions to the hospital emergency room have been shown to be due to falling. For example, people often fall in their home when going up or down stairs or fall over items of clutter on the floor like shoes or kids toys. Furthermore, falls in the home often occur when the individual catches their toe on a throw rug and falls forward. In light of the high incidence of falling, it is important for people to practice basic stability routines as well as advanced balance exercises to help establish necessary steadiness for all activities in life.

Harder Balance Exercises

   by performing your balance exercises on stability equipment, you will be able to advance your steadiness skills. As an example, you can practice certain equilibrium routines on a piece of balance equipment called a BOSU. A BOSU ball is a therapy and exercise tool that you can find at the gym, in a physical therapy clinic or buy online. The bosu ball helps to improve proprioception and balance by creating an unsteady surface on which to exercise.  Interestingly enough, BOSU stands for “both sides up,” which means you can use the BOSU with the flat side on the floor or with the curved ball side down. the easiest way to Start BOSU stability routines is by standing upon the BOSU with both feet on the curved side.  Hold your balance for 30 to 60 seconds, and then if your balance is adequate try to close your eyes to increase the challenge.  to progress your steadiness, you can try a second exercise by Performing squats on the BOSU. doing squats on the bosu can be performed to further challenge your balance and improve leg strength. Once double leg standing on the BOSU becomes easy, a third progression can involve switching to standing on the BOSU with one leg.  Again, if you are able, increase the exercise intensity by closing your eyes or by performing mini squats on the BOSU. When you flip the BOSU over and place the curved side down, you can repeat the balance exercises by standing on the flat side.  Progress from standing with both feet on the BOSU, closing your eyes, and performing mini squats.  Then perform the exercise progression with one leg on the BOSU. After an injury, illness, or surgery, your functional mobility may be limited and you may have difficulty moving around.  Impaired balance may be one variable that affects your functional mobility.  By working closely with your physical therapist and by progressing appropriately through these advanced balance exercises, you can safely and quickly return to your optimal level of function. Furthermore, you can practice balance exercises in the comfort of your home by following along with the Exercise For Balance DVD.

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 raise your stability skills,  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 general 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

Challenge your balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.

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