Senior Balance Exercises For Youthful Living

By Suzanne Stoke, Physical Therapist @ Exercise For Balance via

   We have all heard, “you are as old as you feel,” which can lead to an active lifestyle if you participate in healthy diets, physical fitness and senior balance exercises to prevent falls. Please see more information at Life-span refers to the maximum number of years a species can live.  Human life-span is 120 years. Life-expectancy is 79 years, a 41 year gap. Life-expectancy varies widely based on one’s current age, gender, race, or culture. More recently, medical researchers have shown that life-expectancy is increasingly determined by health behavior, as opposed to genetic factors alone. This theme in longevity research has most recently been re-affirmed in the AMA’s report, “Association Between Income and Life Expectancy in the U.S” (2016), which underscores the significant influence health behaviors play in life-expectancy. According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC, 2016), U. S. life expectancy at birth is 78.8 years. The 14 leading causes of death, in order of frequency, are heart disease, cancers, respiratory diseases, accidents, stroke, alzheimers disease, diabetes, influenza and pneumonia, kidney disease, suicide, blood poisoning caused by bacteria or toxins, liver disease and cirrhosis, hypertension, and parkinsons disease. Knowing your health risks and practicing preventive measures can lower your risks to an early death. All of us can have role models to look up to. The longest recorded life is Jeanne Calmet; who loved chocolates, poured olive oil on her food, took up fencing at 85, rode her bike until age 100, and resided alone until 119. She lived 122 years, 5 months and 14 days. Preventive health behavior can add years to your life. One of the best ways to preserve healthy living is to be sure that you consume nutritious foods, stay active with physical fitness routines and practice senior balance exercises to avoid falls and injuries from falling.

Senior Balance Exercises For Longer Life

    Building a lifestyle of healthy living should include a daily routine of strengthening exercises and senior balance exercises. Developing a habit of practicing senior balance exercises is one of the most important ways to reduce postural problems and decrease the risk and incidence of falling. Stability exercises are the first line of defense against a fall and start with learning specific balance techniques that assist in aligning a person’s center body mass over the mid point of their base of support. When an individual concentrates on maintaining their body mass in the middle of their feet, they will have a significant improvement in steadiness, secondary to developing strong sensory feedback from the feet to the balance system in the brain. Although the body-brain system is complex, it is very easily trained to enhance steadiness. Additionally, by practicing equilibrium exercises that focuses on aligning ones center body mass, the individual will subsequently develop good upright body posture and also build core and trunk muscle strength. Another benefit of practicing stability exercises is the development of strong and speedy balance reactions at the feet and ankles, which also helps to maintain good balance and reduce the risk of falling. You can practice these senior balance exercises, specific balance techniques and appropriate strengthening exercises by following along with an experienced physical therapist In the Exercise For Balance DVD.

Senior Balance Exercises In The Exercise For Balance DVD

    For healthy living,  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

Avoid falls by starting balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.

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