Senior Balance Exercises For Walking Issues

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

   Many older adults experience problems with walking as they age, which can be helped by practicing senior balance exercises on a regular basis. Please see more information at http://www.exerciseforbalance.com/buy-now Problems with walking can have a very meaningful impact on our lives and the lives or our older loved ones. As an example, when aging individuals find it difficult to walk, many other aspects of their life are affected. Suddenly their world becomes much smaller. One problem is that they can only be on their feet for a short period of time. Older adults with gait changes find that they are limited in their activities and cannot attend events which require climbing stairs or too far a walk. Furthermore, they can’t travel as they had hoped to be able to do. Difficulty walking often leads to  other issues of aging and a sedentary lifestyle. We, caregivers, spouses and such often think that difficulty walking is a natural part of the aging process and we do little to change our course. But there are many ways to make it easier and safer to walk. Given the right instruction and correct tools, older individuals are able to enhance their steadiness, minimize the fear of falling and  can reduce the likelihood of falling directly as well. Medical researchers and medical professionals like doctors, nurses and physical therapists recognize that older adults who perform senior balance exercises enhance their stability and improve their walking abilities.

Senior Balance Exercises For Steady Walking

       One of the best ways  for older individuals to enhance stability for safe walking inside and outside of the home is to practice specific senior balance exercises. By understanding how the balance system in the brain works, you will have better success of completing equilibrium routines  and achieving the steadiness you are hoping for with all walking activities. For instance, the balance system in the brain takes in information from the eyes, inner ear vestibular system and sense of touch from the feet to help with stability. Vision is the primary sense that the brain relies upon for steadiness during movement activities. Consequently, it is helpful to use visual cues while walking. As An example, when you get up from a chair and start to walk down a hallway or into the kitchen, pick a point on a wall or object in front of you to focus on. That visual input will give your brain a specific point to focus on, thereby enhancing your visual input and secondarily maximizing your balance abilities. Furthermore, when you are on your feet standing or walking, focus on the sense of touch between your feet and the floor. That sensory feedback with help make you more grounded and stable, thereby enhancing your steadiness with standing and walking. In addition, you can practice tandem walking where you walk along a line in a heel to toe fashion. Tandem walking will help to build your balance abilities with walking and help you be more active and enjoy a greater quality of life. You can learn how to perform these senior balance exercises by joining in with the demonstration by a qualified physical therapist in the Exercise For Balance DVD.

Senior Balance Exercises In The Exercise For Balance DVD

    To be more stable with walking,  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 steady with gait by starting balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.

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