Senior Balance Exercises For Super Elders

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

  These days many older individuals are stirred up to stay active and healthy by participating in fitness programs starting with senior balance exercises, healthy eating plans, adequate sleeping regimes and cardiovascular health routines. Please see more information at   http://www.exerciseforbalance.com/buy-now Nowadays you can look around and see many aging individuals who are still going strong. The ranks of participants who compete in senior games continues to swell. The number of older folks who take part in dancing, pickle ball, bocci ball, golf and much more continues to grow exponentially. These active adults  are an inspiration to us. At the same time, most of these active older adults continue to struggle with balance, due to natural aging process of the balance system. The ability to maintain balance is a complex process that depends on three major components:
•    The sensory systems. This provides accurate information about a person’s body position relative to the environment. The sensory systems include the sense of touch (feet, ankles, joints), eye sight and inner ear (vestibular) sensors. For instance, we rely on our feet and joints to tell us if the surface we are standing on is uneven or moving. We rely on our eyes to tell us if the environment around us is moving or still. And we rely on our inner ears to tell us if we are upright or leaning, or standing still or moving.
•    Muscles and joints. They coordinate the movements required to maintain balance. Muscles must be strong, flexible, and work in synchronized fashion to help stop the body from falling. With age, muscle mass and strength in the hips and legs decreases, mobility in the ankles, knees and hips is reduced, and reflexes and reaction times are slower, leading to the reduced ability to “catch” oneself when falling.
•    The brain. The sensory systems of touch (feet, ankles, joints), sight (eyes) and inner ear motion sensors work together in harmony with muscles and joints. This activity is coordinated by one’s brain.  The risk of developing a degenerative brain disease, such as Alzheimer’s disease decreases the ability to preserve balance. 
  For older adults, one of the best ways to improve stability is to perform senior balance exercises on a daily basis.

Senior Balance Exercises For Active Adults

    Aging individuals who want to stay safe as they participate in their physical activities need to rehearse senior balance exercises and core and leg strengthening routines on a regular basis. Combining stability routines with strengthening exercises will bring about a synergistic effect of developing steadiness and strength.  As an example, You can practice equilibrium routines in the comfort and convenience of your own home like single leg standing where you stand on one foot at a time for about twenty seconds, repeating that three times on each foot. You can easily learn how to perform single leg standing exercises and other senior balance exercises by following along with a qualified 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

    To stay safe with all activities, 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

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

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