Senior Balance Exercises For Active Living

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

  Many older adults are finding that staying active with physical fitness, healthy eating and senior balance exercises results in improved quality of life in later years. Please see more information at   http://www.exerciseforbalance.com/buy-now Those in the aging population who make a point of participating in fitness activities demonstrate that staying active is a key component to healthy living and independent living in their “golden years.” These senior citizens are proving what medical scientists have been reporting for the past number of years. As an example, the British researcher, E. J. Bassey, states emphatically that, “it is clear that physical training can improve the physical condition and maximum capacity of those individuals who are elderly. Furthermore,  Bassey goes on to say that “a physical training program by itself will bring no lasting benefit unless it catalyzes a change in the person to participate in a more active lifestyle which incorporates an appropriate amount of spontaneous exercise. This translates of course into a purposeful dedication to a more active lifestyle than that which is usually chosen by older adults in their later years. Typically, older individuals tend to adopt a more sedentary lifestyle following the time of their retirement. For better health, however, being more sedentary is counterintuitive to being more healthy. Medical researchers as well as healthcare providers like doctors, physician assistants, and physical therapists have shown that older individuals who remain active are healthier in many criteria of physical and mental status. Medical providers, however, recommend that those folks in the aging population practice specific senior balance exercises every day to improve their steadiness with all fitness activities.

Senior Balance Exercises For Fitness Routines

  older adults who start their day with senior balance exercises are more apt to be healthy in later life by avoiding falls and by staying active. You can easily incorporate equilibrium routines into some of your regular morning daily activities. As an example, while you are brushing your teeth you can practice standing on one foot for twenty seconds and repeating that three times. By standing on one leg at a time, you will build needed steadiness that is required for standing on one leg while you are walking. You can progress this single leg standing exercise by standing on one foot and slowly, in a controlled fashion, reaching forward to pick up items off your bathroom counter like a comb, water glass, or deodorant. By combining dynamic movement activities with static standing exercises, you will advance your stability skills to be able to maintain an upright, stable position during challenged gait activities like walking up and down stairs, on thick carpet indoors or thick grass or hiking trails outdoors. You can learn how to properly perform this single leg standing exercise as well as 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

    To stay safe and active in later years, consider getting 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 specific 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. Don’t wait! Get your copy of the Exercise For Balance DVD by clicking on the BUY NOW button

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

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