Reaching Routines And Senior Balance Exercises
Home Senior Balance Exercises
By Suzanne Stoke, Physical Therapist @ Exercise For Balance via www.exerciseforbalance.com
To improve stability for activities of daily living, older individuals can perform certain senior balance exercises in the comfort of your own home. Please see more information at http://www.exerciseforbalance.com/buy-now Since mobility and stability naturally decline in later years of life, older adults are encouraged to respond to those changes with specific tailored steadiness exercises. Healthcare providers like doctors, physician assistants and physical therapists recognize that aging individuals experience specific changes in their body which limit their ability to get around the home safely as well as diminish all steadiness with all standing and movement activities. As an example, older individuals experience decreased strength in their trunk and lower extremity’s, stiffness at that ankle joints and decreased balance abilities. These changes often lead to greater instability and a higher risk for falling as well as incurring an injury from a fall. As a result, medical professionals suggest that those folks in the aging population rehearse specific senior balance exercises as part of a regular routine of fitness activities.
Senior Balance Exercises At Home
Now those older folks at home can perform needed senior balance exercises which will help them improve steadiness with all movement activities. As an example, older adults can practice reaching exercises that will help improve their stability with activities of daily living as well as mimic simple movement patterns that recur throughout the day. For example, you can practice reaching up into a cupboard with one hand while you stand with your feet together. Try reaching up ten times with each hand. You can progress this exercise by reaching with one hand and standing on one foot at a time. Again, reach up with one hand ten times and then reach with the other hand ten times. The goal is to be able to reach forward into the cupboard and back toward your starting position without losing your balance and without holding onto the counter. You can advance your steadiness with reaching activities by standing with your feet in a tandem stance position where one foot is directly behind the other foot. In this tandem stance position, try reaching down into a cabinet below waist level. Again, the goal is to practice this reaching exercise without holding on to the counter. You can learn how to perform these equilibrium routines and other senior balance exercises by following the instruction of a knowledgeable physical therapist in the exercise for balance DVD.
To be 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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