Senior Balance Exercises For Skiing

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

  Now that Spring has officially arrived, it is time to practice a few  senior balance exercises and head to the slopes for some fun Spring skiing. Please see more information at   http://www.exerciseforbalance.com/buy-now Skiing in the Springtime can be so enjoyable because the weather is warmer, the days are sunnier and the light lingers longer. In the Spring, there is a certain beauty of the majestic evergreen trees reaching towards the deep blue skies, set to a backdrop of snow capped peaks. There is nothing like filling your lungs with fresh mountain air as you sense the warmth of the high altitude sun on your face. Skiing during the spring months, however, can include certain challenges. Since the days are warm, the snow generally softens during the day and can even become slushy. With colder nights, the snow often turns hard pack or icy. These conditions require certain navigational abilities as well as good stability skills to remain upright and keep from falling. As an example, if you are skin and you hit a slushy patch of snow you will experience a sudden deceleration in your speed which can throw your body weight forward. If you do not have good balance reactions you could easily fall under these conditions. On the other hand, if you are skiing and pass through a shaded area where there is hard pack or icy conditions, you can easily increase your speed dramatically and start to slide on your skis. In this situation, it is critical to have good balance control to be able to dig the edges of your skis into the snow and reduce your speed. With this in mind, it is a good idea to practice senior balance exercises before heading off to the slopes.

Senior Balance Exercises For safe Skiing

   To make the most of your skiing expedition this spring, try performing senior balance exercises first. You can start your equilibrium routines by practicing standing with your body weight centered in the middle of your feet and then slowly shifting forwards and backwards to control your body’s momentum. Another essential balance technique with Spring skiing is to keep your knees bent, lowering your center of gravity. Furthermore, another critical stability strategy is to concentrate on the sense of touch between your feet and the skis. Additionally, it is imperative that you center your body weight in the middle of your feet and keep your body weight steady to help you better shift your weight from the uphill to the downhill ski while you are turning. Hopefully, you won’t encounter rough icy patches or super slushy terrain or high wind that makes the skiing more difficult. In general, if your rehearse steadiness routines before you strap on your skis, you will be ready to handle whatever comes your way. To practice senior balance exercises and stability techniques before going skiing or snow boarding, get the Exercise For Balance DVD, which contains all the necessary balance routines and stability techniques- taught by a qualified Physical Therapist– to prepare you for your ultimate Spring Skiing day.

Senior Balance Exercises In The Exercise For Balance DVD

Learn how to perform balance exercises with the Exercise For Balance DVD

    To experience an awesome day of Springs skiing, 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

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

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