Senior Balance Exercises To Reduce Costs

By Suzanne Stoke, Physical Therapist @ Exercise For Balance via

  We live in interesting times with not only changing healthcare coverage but also an increasing burden of taking care of oneself through participating in fitness programs, well balanced eating and performing  senior balance exercises to avoid falling and injuries from falling. Please see more information at With the onset of a new administration in the government, we are seeing discussion of changes in the healthcare system that aims to reduce costs for the individual as well as the nation. Over the years, the dollar amount spent on medical services has mushroomed uncontrollably. One culprit that effects older adults and their health and mobility is the frequency and consequences of a fall. Falls are a huge cost burden for the individual and the healthcare system in general. To be more specific, statistics show that 1 in 3 aging adults— that’s almost 20 million and climbing– will fall each year, sustaining serious injuries like hip and wrist fractures. Those injuries are massively expensive for the individual as well as for the nation. On average, a trip to the emergency room can be up to $3,000 or more.  The cost of a wrist fracture with x-rays and casting is in the ballpark of $2500-3500. As amazing as it seems, a hip surgery can run $43,000 to 75,000 on average. After the initial treatments, nursing home care and physical therapy visits follow. Medical researchers have shown that older individuals who participate in senior balance exercises on a daily basis minimize their risk for falling, which both eliminates a huge cost and maintains a high quality of life and independence.

Senior Balance Exercises To Reduce Falls

    To help aging individuals reduce their potential for falling, medical providers like doctors, physician assistants and physical therapists suggest that older folks perform senior balance exercises on a regular basis. In particular, equilibrium routines are the perfect alternative to counteract the unfortunate experience and  substantial expenses of a fall. Thankfully, research has shown that practicing steadiness exercises three times a week to daily over a period of six months helps to reduce the risk of falling by as much as 42%. Balance exercises done on a consistent basis help to improve the brain-body connection for balance reactions which are present in the feet and ankles. stability routines practiced on a consistent basis help to improve balance in simple settings like walking around the home, going up and curbs or single steps, getting in and out of the bath tub and turning in the kitchen while cooking. Balance exercises also help improve balance in challenging situations like walking downstairs, off a deck, on hiking trails, on the golf course, etc. There are simple steadiness routines like standing on one foot or walking tandem down a line while touching the front foot to the rear foot. By practicing these steadiness routines, you will develop strong and fast balance reactions at your feet and ankles. You can learn how to correctly perform single leg standing, tandem walking and other senior balance exercises by following the instruction of a qualified Physical Therapist in the Exercise For Balance DVD.

Senior Balance Exercises In The Exercise For Balance DVD

    To help avoid falling,  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

Don’t wait- start balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.

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