Stay Sharp With Senior Balance Exercises

By Suzanne Stoke, Physical Therapist @ Exercise For Balance via

   As we age, we all experience certain changes in our minds and bodies which can effect our mobility, stability, quality of life and which can be maximized by participating in healthy eating, fitness programs and practicing senior balance exercises to avoid falls. Please see more information at Our bodies can have predictable changes as we age, including muscle weakness, decreased visual acuity, decreased hearing and balance deficits. Our quality of life in later years can also be effected by cognitive changes including brain processing speeds and emotional states such as depression or loneliness. To be specific, Home Care Plus has published information that aims to increase awareness on depression in older adults by informing on some of the statistics and facts surrounding the illness. To start with one  fact is that depression is not necessarily part of the aging process. Some facts about depression in the elderly population include:
-Depression effects one in ten people over the age of 65
-Depression accounts for 1.6% of the disability for folks over 60
-Women are twice as likely to be diagnosed as men
-Depression is a treatable condition
Symptoms of depression can include lack of motivation, problems with sleeping, concentration and memory problems, feelings of worthlessness. Treatments for depression can include medication, enhanced social involvement, stress reduction techniques including massage and exercise. To be safe with exercising, medical providers like doctors, nurses and physical therapists suggest that older adults first start a program of senior balance exercises to improve their steadiness and reduce the potential of a fall while walking or working out.

Senior Balance Exercises For Healthy Living

    One element of boosting fitness levels as well as overall emotional feelings is to be physically active, after first practicing a few senior balance exercises. By rehearsing equilibrium routines and steadiness techniques first, you will develop adequate stability that will help prevent a fall while you are being actively engaged. To get started, first understand that Equilibrium routines can be done in the comfort of your own home and the balance skills you learn can be transferred to walking in outdoor venues. As an example, you can start with tandem walking. a tandem program has simple components which involves walking heel to toe along a line down the hallway. This tandem walking procedure develops quality balance reactions at your feet and ankles, which are necessary for walking on hiking trails, thick grass, dirt paths or other surfaces. By getting out and enjoying a beautiful day and a vigorous walk, you will release brain chemicals called endorphins that will help to boost your mood and reduce feelings of depression.  You can learn which senior balance exercises to perform by following along with an experienced Physical Therapist in the Exercise For Balance DVD.

Senior Balance Exercises In The Exercise For Balance DVD

    To overcome symptoms of depression with being more physically active, first 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 active and start balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.

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