Senior Balance Exercises Help With Fitness

By Suzanne Stoke, Physical Therapist @ Exercise For Balance via

   Staying physically fit in later years with participating in cardiovascular endurance programs, strengthening exercises and  senior balance exercises enables older individuals to live independent and healthy lives. Please see more information at Many aging adults place a high value on remaining active and healthy in their later years. Numerous medical studies have been published over the years showing the benefits of participating in physical activity for those in the aging population. As an example, some research studies have presented information on the specific benefits and effects of regular physical activities for senior citizens. In Los Angeles, California at the Andrus Gerontology Center, DeVries reported that a well -planned program of physical conditioning leads to improvement in cardiovascular functioning for those in later years. The study shows that for older adults the heart function is better, the blood pressure load is reduced, nervous tension decreases, blood pressure is normalized, the individual’s percentage of body fat drops and the statistical probability of a heart attack decreases. For these cardiovascular benefits to be achieved, medical professionals such as doctors, physician assistants and physical therapists recommend that older adults first begin a series of senior balance exercises to improve their steadiness and decrease their potential of a fall during physical activities.

Senior Balance Exercises For Vigorous Walking

    The first step towards enjoying a vigorous walk that helps cardiovascular health, weight loss and mood elevation is to perform senior balance exercises to build necessary stability. You can rehearse certain equilibrium routines that pertain to being steady during walking as well as standing activities. As an example, you can start with standing on one foot and swinging the other foot slowly forwards and backwards as if you were taking a step. This combination of static and dynamic standing routines is a solid foundation for walking on flat or uneven surfaces or for stepping up curbs or stairs.  You can slowly progress your stability routines by advancing to tandem walking. The goal of tandem walking is to walk along the line, usually along a hallway or long counter,  and touch your heel of your front foot with the toes of your back foot. By walking along a line in in this narrow base of support, you will develop strong balance reactions at your feet and ankles, which will help to keep you steady while you are walking on uneven terrain either outdoors or indoors. Once your stability skills are noticeably better, you can progress to walking outside on various uneven surfaces  like thick grass, uneven sidewalks or hiking trails. You can learn how to correctly perform these and other senior balance exercises by following the demonstration of a knowledgeable physical therapist in the exercise for balance DVD.

Senior Balance Exercises In The Exercise For Balance DVD

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

    Medical researchers have proven that fitness routines build excellent cardiovascular health but it is recommended that you 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

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

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