Easy Home Senior Balance Exercises

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

   To help improve stability for every day activities, you can practice fun senior balance exercises at home. Please see more information at  http://www.exerciseforbalance.com/buy-now One of the foundational requirements for all movement activities is to be able to stand on one foot with good steadiness while you move the other foot in different directions. As an example, when an older individual goes upstairs or downstairs they must place one foot on the step while they move the other foot to the next step. Another example of the need to be able to stand steady on one foot is the simple act of walking. Normal gait involve standing on one foot while you swing the other foot forward. During gait, each person must translate their body weight from one foot to the next foot in a slow and controlled manner. As a result, having good core strength and stability over one foot is essential for normal walking. Other examples of standing on one foot during activities includes getting in and out of the bathtub. The individual must stand on one foot as they swing their other foot over the side of the bathtub and into the bathtub. Some individuals choose to dress while standing up. In this sequence of dressing activities, the aging person must stand on one foot while they put their lower extremity through the pant leg. These are common scenarios that older individuals will encounter in their daily lives at home. To help improve steadiness for activities of daily living, medical professionals like doctors, physician assistants and physical therapists encourage senior citizens to practice senior balance exercises on a regular basis to help advance their stability skills and reduce their risk for falling.

Senior Balance Exercises In The Home

     Older adults can practice senior balance exercises in the comfort of their own home, which will help enhance their overall steadiness and reduce the risk of falling. One fun and easy to perform equilibrium routine you can do at home involves putting two plastic cups or cans of beans on the floor in front of you about eight inches apart. You can practice this exercise standing near a sink or a table in case you need to hold on. You can start this steadiness routine by standing on one leg and moving the other leg from one can to the other can and Tapping gently on top of each can as you move your foot side to side. After about twenty taps on the cans you can switch feet where you stand on the other foot and tap the two cans with the opposite foot. This steadiness routine will help you develop necessary stability while you stand on one foot and move your other foot in various directions. You can learn how to perform other senior balance exercises that will help you with all standing and walking activities by joining in with the demonstration of a knowledgeable physical therapist in the exercise for balance DVD.

Senior Balance Exercises In The Exercise For Balance DVD

Follow along with the instruction of a knowledgeable Physical Therapist in the Exercise For Balance DVD.

    To stay safe at home, 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

Be safe at home by starting balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.

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