Strength Training And Senior Balance Exercises
Senior Balance Exercises
By Suzanne Stoke, Physical Therapist @ Exercise For Balance via www.exerciseforbalance.com
Combining strength training and senior balance exercises is a great way to maximize safe mobility and health living. Please see more information at http://www.exerciseforbalance.com/buy-now A recent report published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, said that seniors involved in a study saw lasting changes from weight-lifting twice a week for 6 months. In particular, the study looked at the correlation between weight lifting and improvements in memory. As a result, enhancing muscle strength may boost brain function in people with mild memory and thinking problems. The research included 100 people aged 55 to 86. All had mild memory and thinking problems (mild cognitive impairment). The study volunteers who did weight training twice a week for six months to at least 80 percent of their maximum strength showed significant improvements in mental function. The benefits lasted for at least a year after their supervised weight-lifting sessions ended, the study showed. “What we found in this follow-up study is that the improvement in cognition [mental] function was related to their muscle strength gains,” said study lead author Yorgi Mavros, of the faculty of health sciences at the University of Sydney, Australia. “The stronger people became, the greater the benefit for their brain,” Mavros added in a university news release. The findings could help guide the type and intensity of exercise recommended for aging adults, the researchers said. “The more we can get people doing resistance training like weight lifting, the more likely we are to have a healthier aging population,” Mavros said. “The key, however, is to make sure you are doing it frequently, at least twice a week, and at a high intensity so that you are maximizing your strength gains. This will give you the maximum benefit for your brain,” Mavros explained. In addition, medical researchers as well as healthcare professionals like doctors and physical therapists recommend that older individuals practice certain stability techniques and senior balance exercises as a part of their fitness program to improve their steadiness and limit the possibility of a fall while working out.
Senior Balance Exercises For Muscle Building
To safely participate in resistance training, healthcare providers suggest that you include senior balance exercises with your fitness program. As an example, in order to have good stability while doing a standing bicep curl exercise with barbell weights, you can rehearse standing with your feet shoulder width apart and centering your body weight in the middle of your feet. In this position, concentrate on the sense of touch between your feet and the floor, which will enhance the sensory input back to the balance center in your brain. as you lift the barbell up and down, try to focus on keeping your body weight centered in your feet. have a single focus for your body weight will advance your overall steadiness. You can learn how to perform specific senior balance exercises that will keep you steady on your feet while you do resistance training by following along with the instructions of a knowledgeable Physical Therapist in the Exercise For Balance DVD.
Senior Balance Exercises In The Exercise For Balance DVD
To build muscle strength that can help with cognition, first 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
Start strength & balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.
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