Senior Balance Exercises For Safe Dancing

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

   Tonight is a big night for dancing and you will want to stay safe and on your feet by practicing senior balance exercises. Please see more information at     http://www.exerciseforbalance.com/buy-now.  Now that the inauguration of the 45th president, Donald J Trump is official, let the elegant celebratory balls begin. Tonight there will be a dozen or more festive balls celebrating the peaceful transition  of leadership to a new administration. Thousands of revelers will feast on scrumptious delicasies, imbibe in Californian wines, enjoy festive music from across the generations and dance the night away. For the ladies, dancing at these galas is a challenge in their gorgeous evening gowns and high heeled shoes. The heeled shoes alone can cause a breakdown in balance abilities. Most heeled shoes create a forward tilting posture that shifts the body weight onto the toes and at the forward edge of the person’s base of support. As a result, the individual is close to their limit of stability and at a greater risk for falling. In addition to having footware that limits steadiness, women’s dresses can also create havoc for stability skills. For instance, the fashion of wearing a narrow or tight fitting evening gown creates a narrow base of support for the feet. Having a narrow base of support is more difficult for balancing. In fact, this narrow base of support reduces one’s chances to take an adequate step side ways for stabilizing the body weight over the base of support, thereby minimizing overall steadiness. Furthermore, dancing in and of itself can challenge one’s balance. As an example, during most formal dancing, there is a lot of spinning and twirling, which can lead to a loss of balance and a fall.  All that to say, older individuals who are going to enjoy the festivities tonight are encouraged to practice a few steadiness techniques and senior balance exercises before stepping on the dance floor.

Steady Dancing With Senior Balance Exercises

    To make the most of your evening at the ball tonight, please rehearse a few steadiness techinques and senior balance exercises before stepping out. For instance, you can start by standing with your feet shoulder width a part and centering your body weight in the middle of your feet. Next, try slowly shifting your body weight forwards on to your toes, without falling forwards. Then, shift your body weight slowly on to your heels without falling backwards. Next progress this steadiness routine by performing your weight shifting with your high heels on.  The goal is to be able to control your body weight movements without losing your balance. You can further advance this equilibrium routine by turning in circles, like you would during a waltz or polka. Once you master these turns then you can add your high heeled shoes. For more information and instruction in senior balance exercises and stability techniques, follow the demonstration 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

    Enjoy your wonderful evening of dancing and celebrations by getting 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

Enjoy a dance by starting balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.

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