Senior Balance Exercises For Safe Workouts

By Suzanne Stoke, Physical Therapist @ Exercise For Balance via

   Being able to workout safely is a high priority for older adults and is improved through performing senior balance exercises before beginning your fitness program. Please see more information at A new study published in the American Heart Association publication says that Exercise a Great Prescription to Help Older Hearts. Medical professionals acknowledge that regular exercise is potent medicine for older adults with heart disease. Geriatric cardiologist Dr. Daniel Forman is a proponent of older individuals working out and he suggests that physical activity should be a key part of care for older adults with heart disease who want to reduce their symptoms and build their stamina. “Many health-care providers are focused only on the medical management of diseases — such as heart failure, heart attacks, valvular heart disease and strokes — without directly focusing on helping patients maximize their physical function,” Forman said. Yet, after a heart attack or other cardiac event, patients need to gain strength. Their independence may require the ability “to lift a grocery bag and to carry it to their car,” said Forman, a professor of medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System. “Emphasizing physical function as a fundamental part of therapy can improve older patients’ quality of life and their ability to carry out activities of daily living,” he added. Furthermore, no one is too old to get moving. Patients in their 70s, 80s and older can benefit form tailored fitness programs that include strengthening exercises, cardiovascular fitness programs and flexibility maneuvers. Before initiating a physical fitness program, however, medical professionals like doctors, nurses and physical therapists recommend that aging individuals perform certain senior balance exercises to boost their stability abilities in order to have a safe workout.

Safer Fitness With Senior Balance Exercises

     For those aging individuals who experience fatigue and weakness, who have cardiovascular problems, or who recognize that participating in fitness regimes will help enhance their overall quality of life by performing a daily routine of leg strengthening exercises in combination with senior balance exercises.  older folks who combine fitness, stretching, strengthening and balance exercises can improve steadiness and reduce the potential of a fall. You can start with a basic weight shifting balance exercises like standing with your feet shoulder width a part and centering your body weight in the middle of your feet. You can begin by standing in this position with your eyes open and then progress to standing in this position with your eyes closed. when you feel stable in that position, you can progress your exercise routine by adding a leg strengthening movement that involves transitioning from a sitting position to a standing position. This sit to stand motion develops muscle strength in the thigh muscles, called the Quadriceps. The quadriceps muscles are a key component of good stability. You can learn other leg strengthening routines as well as a step by step series of senior balance exercises presented by an experienced Physical therapist in the Exercise For Balance DVD.

Senior Balance Exercises In The Exercise For Balance DVD

Learn balance exercises with the Exercise For Balance DVD

    Before you initiate a fitness program, 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 stability, start balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.

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