Senior Balance Exercises For Bike Riding

By Suzanne Stoke, Physical Therapist @ Exercise For Balance via

  The bicycle turns 200 years  this year and in celebration we can hop on and go for a ride after first practicing a few  senior balance exercises. Please see more information at Bicycles have a long and glorious history.
In 1817, Baron Karl von Drais invented the first two wheeled method of human powered transportation, which was first called the “hobby horse.”
In 1858, pedals were added to a two wheeled machine called a velocipede.
In 1869, solid rubber tires replaced the iron tires that were previously used. The term bicycle was first used in the 1869 era.
In the 1870s the high wheeled bicycles appeared to offer more comfort.
In 1885 John Camp Starley in England introduced his first rover safety bicycle which featured a train drive and wire spoke tension wheels. John Camp Starley also introduced handlebars and pedals in a diamond configuration.
In The 1890s tires changed to removable pneumatic tires that were filled with air rather than having the solid rubber tires. Air filled tires made for a smoother and faster ride as well as easier peddling.
In 1895 Ogden Porten Junior was granted a patent from the United States government for a battery powered bicycle. At the turn of the 1900s early versions of recumbent bike up bicycles were introduced in Europe.
In 1903 the first tour de France race was conducted.
From 1920 to 1940 bicycles begin to decline as the main mode of transportation as automobiles started to be introduced to the public.
In 1963 the Schwinn stingray was introduced which began a revolution in bicycle design.
In 1970 ten speed road bikes became more popular.
In 2016 Pedego electric bikes were started to be sold worldwide. Electric bikes have become very popular in the San Francisco area due to the famous hilly terrain. In San Francisco you can rent a electric bike for $8 to $9 dollars an hour or $48-$88 for a day. Electric bikes help tourists see more of the beautiful San Francisco city while on an electric bike. Before hopping on a on a bike of any style, it is best to practice senior balance exercises that focus on certain weight shifting control aspects to help make sure that you don’t lose your balance and fall off.

Senior Balance Exercises For Safe Biking

     To be safe while you are bike riding, you should first rehearse specific senior balance exercises. One of the best balance training routines you can perform involves standing with your feet shoulder width apart and your bodyweight centered in the middle of your feet. From this position, you can practice shifting your weight forwards and backwards in a slow progression. Next, practice shifting your bodyweight side to side from one foot to the other foot. As you master this weight shifting activity, You can transfer these stability skills to bike riding and controlling your body weight while riding a bike. You can learn how to correctly perform weight shifting as well as other senior balance exercises by following the instruction of a knowledgeable physical therapist in the exercise for balance DVD.

Senior Balance Exercises In The Exercise For Balance DVD

    To enjoy a safe bike ride,  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

Start balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.

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