Senior Balance Exercises For Fall Prevention

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

  Many times a fall leads to a broken bone for older adults but practicing  senior balance exercises on a regular basis can reduce the possibility of falling. Please see more information at  http://www.exerciseforbalance.com/buy-now Medical statisticians have recorded that ninety-two percent of hospital admissions are due to falls and the injuries that come with falling. Older individuals are at a greater risk for injuries when they fall. In later years, many in the aging population, especially women, have a condition called osteoporosis. Osteoporosis involves decreased density of the bones and more “brittle” bones. As a result, if someone who has osteoporosis falls, they are more likely to suffer a fracture in their spine, shoulder, arm bone or hip. Furthermore, as we age,  our balance abilities decline due to changes in our vision, inner ear vestibular system and sense of touch in our feet. In addition, we become weaker in our leg and trunk muscles and stiffer in our ankle joints. All these changes lead to a decreased ability to accommodate to different surfaces that we walk on (like thick carpet, grass, hardwood floors, slick tile or icy sidewalks). The end point for many senior citizens is a fall and injury from a fall. More often than not, those injuries lead to hospitalizations and even to nursing home stays. In general, falls can be extremely costly in terms of a financial burden as well as a loss of quality of life. The best way to combat falling is to prevent a fall by performing certain senior balance exercises on a daily basis. Medical researchers have proven that partaking in a fitness program that includes stability routines helps to decrease the risk and incidence of falling and the occurrence of injuries.

Senior Balance Exercises To Prevent Falls

    Over the past few years, medical researchers have proven the effectiveness of performing senior balance exercises to reduce the potential of a fall. Fall prevention has become extremely important to medical facilities including hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and community centers that cater to senior citizens, due to the emphasis on reducing medical costs and improving quality of care. Thankfully, now there is a specific balance program developed by an experienced Physical Therapist that can be used in a variety of settings to assist senior citizens with their balance problems. The Home based DVD includes essential information on how to center your body weight in the middle of your base of support determined by your feet. with your weight centered, you are better able to enhance the sensory input from your feet to the balance center in your brain, maximizing your steadiness. Additionally, the DVD takes you through a series of senior balance exercises, that include both standing and walking routines, in a step by step progression that allows you to advance at your own pace. The Exercise For Balance DVD also includes critical safety tips for your home, which will further your balance abilities and safe living to maximize your quality of life.

Senior Balance Exercises In The Exercise For Balance DVD

Learn balance exercises with the Exercise For Balance DVD

    To keep from falling and  stay out of the hospital, 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

To stay upright start balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.

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