Senior Balance Exercises To Increase Fitness

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

   Many older individuals desire to boost their healthy living through participating in physical activities, which can be made safer by first completing senior balance exercises. Please see more information at   http://www.exerciseforbalance.com/buy-now For years, medical researchers as well as healthcare providers like doctors, nurses and physical therapists have been touting the health benefits of diet and exercise. According to the National Health Institute, there are many ways for those in the aging population to stay active. No matter what your age, you can find activities that meet your fitness level, physical abilities, interests, and needs. Health experts say that older adults should be active every day to maintain their health, whether through specific activities of daily living, physical activity or regular exercise. When thinking about ways to be active, consider doing exercises that you can fit into your daily life. Choose activities that appeal to you and that suit your lifestyle, energy level, budget, and health. To be able to participate in physical activities for years to come, find activities you truly enjoy. If you prefer individual activities, try swimming, gardening, or walking. Dancing or playing tennis may be for you if you enjoy two-person activities. If group activities appeal to you, try a sport such as basketball or join an exercise class. Some people find that going to a gym regularly or working with a fitness trainer helps them stay motivated. Most people tend to focus on one type of exercise or activity and think they’re doing enough. Consider adding variety into your activity routine. Try to choose activities that include all four types of exercise — endurance, strength, flexibility, and balance — because each type has different benefits. Doing one kind also can improve your ability to do the others. In addition, variety helps reduce boredom and risk of injury. When you first start an exercise program, consider a few safety tips:
  • When starting an exercise program, begin slowly with low-intensity exercises.
  • Wait at least 2 hours after eating a large meal before doing strenuous exercise.
  • Wear appropriate shoes for your activity and comfortable, loose-fitting clothing that allows you to move freely but won’t catch on other objects.
  • Warm up with low-intensity exercises at the beginning of each exercise session.
  • Drink water before, during, and after your exercise session.
  • When exercising outdoors, pay attention to your surroundings — consider possible traffic hazards, the weather, uneven walking surfaces, and strangers.
       Furthermore, before you initiate your fitness program, be sure to practice senior balance exercises to develop the stability you will need for your activities.

Senior Balance Exercises For Physical Fitness

     Medical professionals advise that Before initiating a  program that includes physical activities, it is recommended that you advance your balance skills through rehearsing senior balance exercises. To safely perform vigorous exercises like running, bike riding, or even sets of lunges or squats, you should begin with equilibrium routines like standing on a balance board or BOSU and centering your body weight in the middle of the base of support defined by your feet. If you do not have balance equipment at home, you can improvise by standing on one foot on a couch cushion or pillow, which will challenge your steadiness at a greater degree. You can learn how to perform these senior balance exercises and other routines that will prepare you for a fitness program 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 increase your activity level safely,  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

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

For more information see http://www.mayoclinic.com/health-information/