Senior Balance Exercises For Safe Walking

By Suzanne Stoke, Physical Therapist @ Exercise For Balance via

      The best way for older adults to improve their stability with movement activities in life is to practice specific senior balance exercises on a daily basis. Please see more information at Every day we hear stories about loved ones like parents, aunts and uncles, or neighbors who experience a fall, often resulting in a significant injury. Medical researchers have tabulated that approximately one in three older individuals experience a fall every year. Fall prevention is one of the main focuses for hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Medical researchers have determined that the cost of falls in medical bills is in the millions of dollars category. To be specific, 92% of hospital admissions to the emergency room are due to falling. As result medical professionals like doctors, nurses, Physician assistants and physical therapists are committed to helping those in the aging population reduce their risk of falling. The most optimal way for older individuals to improve their steadiness and reduce their risk of falling is to rehearse senior balance exercises consistently in combination with strengthening exercises for the legs and trunk muscles.

Every Day Senior Balance Exercises

     When performing senior balance exercises we want to challenge all three primary stability systems to help them work together. the primary systems that are engaged during steadiness activities include the vestibular system in the inner year which detects where our bodies are in space and how they are moving, the visual system which recognizes the environment we are moving in and the sensory system which  focuses on sensory feedback from our feet and ankles. During equilibrium routine practicing, all three of these input systems must work together to provide adequate steadiness and stability. We can enhance the effectiveness of the primary three systems by performing daily steadiness routines like standing on one foot for twenty seconds and repeating that three times in a row. We can progress this single leg standing routine by standing with our eyes closed. if you perform this routine with your eyes closed Be sure, however, to stand near the sink or counter to hold off on in case you start to become unstable. You can learn how to correctly perform these senior balance exercises by joining in the demonstration of  a knowledgeable physical therapist in the exercise for balance DVD.

Senior Balance Exercises In The Exercise For Balance DVDPractice Balance Exercises At Home

    To stay safe at home with all movement activities,  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

Don’t wait! Start balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.

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