Advance Senior Balance Exercises

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

   The Overload Principle is  applicable to strength training as well as to senior balance exercises to see an improvement in what you are working on. Please see more information at   http://www.exerciseforbalance.com/buy-now The overload principle is a relevant concept that comes from the field of exercise physiology. Progressive overload means that during an exercise program you are providing a challenge overload to the body through progressing the intensity level of the exercise as well as the frequency of the exercise. The overload principle helps us to build stronger muscles that will provide greater force production for activities of daily living and safe movement patterns. In addition, we can use the overload principal to enhance balance while working on stability exercises. As an example we can provide the body a stimulus that increases resistance for building muscles or that progresses the challenge to our balance system. Once our body senses A progression of challenge to the system it will respond by developing stronger muscles, better endurance or improved balance responses.  Part of the process involves providing a challenge greater in regards to balance or strength so that the body has to feel that it needs to respond to the challenge. The exercise needs to be moderately challenging but not too challenging so that the person is successful with completing the task. On the other hand, if the exercise is too challenging, it will lead the person to frustration and ineffectiveness in their exercise progression. The body can improve its overall steadiness by practicing senior balance exercises on a regular basis, which will help to minimize any potential for falling.

Senior Balance Exercise Progression

 by progressing your  senior balance exercises using the overload principle of exercise physiology, you will be able to advance your stability abilities. One example of an equilibrium routine that you can progress at home involves standing near a sink or counter with your feet in a position where 1 foot is in front of the other foot as if you were taking a step. In this position, you will challenge your balance system to maintain an upright position. You can start this exercise by standing in this position for 20 seconds three times in a row and then switch your feet with the other foot in front and hold that position for 20 seconds three times in a row. You can apply the overload principle by progressing this exercise to perform a tandem stance routine. With tandem standing you want to stand near a sink or counter with 1 foot directly behind the other foot. As you stand with your feet touching heel to toe you will challenge the balance reactions at your feet and ankles. You can stand in this position for 20 seconds three times in a row and then switch your feet with the other foot in front and hold that position for 20 seconds three times in a row. You can learn how to perform tandem standing and other senior balance exercises by joining in with the demonstration by a knowledgeable physical therapist in the exercise for balance DVD.

Senior Balance Exercises In The Exercise For Balance DVD

Learn balance exercises with the Exercise For Balance DVD

Learn balance exercises with the Exercise For Balance DVD

    To increase your balance abilities,  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

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

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