Senior Balance Exercises For Healthy Cells

By Suzanne Stoke, Physical Therapist @ Exercise For Balance via

   Staying healthy and active is a prime motivation for older adults to practice  cardiovascular fitness regimes, strengthening routines and senior balance exercises. Please see more information at recent research has been published to confirm that “exercise is the cellular Fountain of Youth.” A study presented in Cell Metabolism revealed that Intense interval training seems to boost older cells, even reversing some of aging’s effects, study finds. High-intensity exercise may help older adults reverse certain aspects of the “cellular” aging process, a new study suggests. It’s no secret that regular exercise is healthy for young and old alike. But researchers said the new findings point to particular benefits from “high-intensity interval training” for older adults. That’s the type of workout that combines brief bursts of vigorous exercise with periods of moderate activity: A person might, for example, go all-out on a stationary bike for a few minutes, ease up for the next few, and then start again. In this study, older adults who performed that type of exercise showed greater changes at the cellular level, compared to those who worked out more moderately. Specifically, interval training gave a bigger boost to mitochondrial function in the muscle. Mitochondria are the “powerhouses” within body cells that break down nutrients to be used for energy. The training also revved up activity in more genes related to mitochondrial function and muscle growth. The study findings suggest that interval training can turn back the clock in ways that moderate aerobic exercise and strength training do not, according to lead researcher Dr. K. Sreekumaran Nair. But, he stressed, the findings do not mean older adults should jump into a vigorous exercise regimen. First, it is essential to build necessary balance abilities through performing senior balance exercises.

Optimal Senior Balance Exercises

   By performing senior balance exercises first, you can develop needed steadiness to prepare you for optimal workouts at high intensity. Having good stability translates to better safety while focusing on pushing your limits while riding a bike or speed walking. One equilibrium routine that you can practice before starting your high intensity workout is standing with your feet lined up heel to toe. In this position, the balance reactions at the feet and ankles are forced to work harder, increasing the speed and strength of balance reactions. Additionally, your balance program can be advanced by trying to walk along a line heel to toe ( near a counter or table for extra support). As you practice these stability exercises, your steadiness will improve and you can increase the speed of walking to a more safe pace. You can also translate your steadiness routines to transition from walking down a smooth hallway to brisk walking on thick grass or hiking trails. That way you can be stable and safe while you exercise. You can practice these senior balance exercises mon a daily basis with instruction from a knowledgeable physical therapist with the Exercise For Balance DVD.

Senior Balance Exercises In The Exercise For Balance DVD

    To prepare you for a high intensity workout,  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

For a good workout, start balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.

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