Varying Senior Balance Exercises

By Suzanne Stoke, Physical Therapist @ Exercise For Balance via

   Exercise physiologists have discovered that if you vary your workout routine, including strength training and  senior balance exercises, you will achieve your goals more quickly. Please see more pertinent information at In the world of exercise physiology, medical scientists have proved that if you exercise in the same way over and over again it not only gets boring for the participant but you also in time will reach a plateau of development. Performing the same exercises over and over will not provide the variation in exercise conditions that are needed to improve the goals that you are working on. Exercise programs can be set up to work on strength training, flexibility, cardiovascular endurance or balance skills. With all of these types of workout routines, you need to change three main variables which are intensity, frequency and duration. As an example by changing the intensity level of your work out you will increase your cardiovascular output, muscle strength or balance abilities. By increasing your frequency you can increase the number of repetitions of an exercise you do which will help to advance your outcomes. You can also increase or vary the duration of your exercise. Specifically for balance training, you can lengthen the duration of a standing routine from ten seconds to twenty seconds to thirty seconds to build better balance abilities.

Ideas To Vary Senior Balance Exercises

   You can easily vary your routine of senior balance exercises at home by trying a few of these ideas. For example, you can change the visual input by changing the lighting while you are performing balance exercises. To begin with, You can stand with your feet shoulder width apart and center your body weight in the middle of your ankles. You can vary this standing equilibrium exercise by transitioning from having the lights on to working in a dim lighting environment with the lights off. You can further progress the lighting difficulty by practicing this stability routine with your eyes closed. Furthermore you can enhance the difficulty or intensity of a standing exercise by starting with standing on a hard surface like tile or hardwood floor and progressing to performing your standing exercises on an uneven surface like thick carpet or a couch cushion. You can also vary the number of repetitions that you do a steadiness routine to advance your stability skills. As an example, you can start with standing on one leg for ten seconds for one repetition on each leg. You can Progress that steadiness routine to standing on one leg for three repetitions and holding the position for twenty seconds during each repetition. Next, try performing the same stability routine for twenty seconds and three repetitions on the other foot. By varying your balance training routines during the week, you will build a better balance system that is faster, stronger and more stable. You can learn how to vary your senior balance exercise routine by following the direction of 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 be able to vary your program and develop necessary steadiness,  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

Get steady by starting balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.

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