Senior Balance Exercises For Mobility

By Suzanne Stoke, Physical Therapist @ Exercise For Balance via

     Summer is here and it is time to move about safely with senior balance exercises. Please see more information at
Moving about can be simple and cost effective to help boost your health. You know that physical activity can help you live a longer, healthier life  with more strength and vigor.  Did you also know that you don’t need to join a gym or use costly equipment to be physically active? No matter where you live, work, or go to school, you can find creative and challenging ways to move more and sit less throughout your day. In addition to helping your health, you might have fun without spending a lot of money. Moving more and sitting less can reduce your risk for many serious conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, and certain kinds of cancer. Some studies suggest that physical activity can have mental benefits as well, helping to relieve depression and maintain thinking abilities as you age. Healthful physical activity includes exercise as well as many everyday activities, such as doing active chores around the house like  cleaning,  vacuuming, dusting, gardening or walking the dogActivities that cause you to breathe harder and pump your heart faster are called aerobic activities. These make your heart and blood vessels healthier. Aerobic activities include brisk walking, dancing, swimming, and playing tennis or basketball. Strengthening activities, like squats, calf raises, push-ups and lifting weights, help make your muscles and bones stronger and can also improve your balance. But even though many of us know that physical activity is a good thing, most adults nationwide don’t meet even the minimum recommended amounts of physical activity. (That’s at least 30 minutes of brisk walking or other moderate activity, 5 days a week.).  Some older individuals are reluctant to participate  in fitness activities because they are afraid of falling or they experience imbalance with standing and walking movements. For all those in the aging population over the age of sixty, medical providers like doctors, physician assistants and physical therapists suggest that older folks practice senior balance exercises to develop necessary stability for all movement activities. 

Senior Balance Exercises For Moving Safely

     Medical researchers and healthcare professionals have found that senior balance exercises rehearsed on a consistent basis can enhance stability , stabilize mobility and improve function. Balance training and functional exercises have been a recent focus of medical researchers. medical investigators have evaluated if performing balance exercises with functional exercises can synergistically enhance mobility by  improving balance and reducing the risk of falling. de Bruin E.D. and Murer K. in their study, Effect of additional functional exercises on balance in elderly people, looked at the correlation and effects of balance exercises and functional exercises. The researchers Objective was  To evaluate the additional effect of functional exercises on balance and lower extremity function among hostel-dwelling elderly people partaking in strength training. Individuals were divided into groups and given balance exercises, strength training and functional exercises.  A significant difference between groups following training was observed. The researchers Concluded that twice-weekly lower extremity strength training of 12 weeks’ duration in hostel-dwelling elderly people only improves task-specific balance performance and lower extremity physical function when additional functional exercises are added. Now, older folks at home can practice specific senior balance exercises and functional strength exercises by following along with the Exercise For Balance DVD.

Senior Balance Exercises In The Exercise For Balance DVD

    To improve mobility,  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

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

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