Kick Off Senior Balance Exercises

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

   Now that the year is off to a roaring start, it is time to add senior balance exercises into your daily routine. Please see more information at     http://www.exerciseforbalance.com/buy-now Medical researchers have determined that practicing equilibrium routines in a daily basis can increase your steadiness and minimize your risk for falling. Now that the busyness of the holiday season has begun to taper off it is the right time to begin to focus on your health needs. Healthcare professionals are well aware that older adults over the age of 60 experience natural changes in their physical health which leads to a greater potential for falling and injury from a fall. As an example, senior citizen tend to have diminished vision which leads to difficulties with depth perception and the ability to correctly view the height of a step, stare or curb when trying to navigate going up or down these obstacles. In addition, older folks with decreased visual acuity often do not see objects on the floor like a book or shoe, causing them to trip and fall. Additionally, those in the aging population experience physical changes such as weakness in the leg muscles and stiffness in the ankles that can also lead to falling and injuries from a fall. Thankfully, there are specific stability exercises which you can perform that will help maximize your functional abilities and improve your steadiness to avoid a fall.

Senior Balance Exercises All Year Long

    One of the components of a successful senior balance exercises program is consistency. Medical researchers have found that older individuals who practice equilibrium routines five times a week or even daily will improve their steadiness compared with aging individuals who performed stability routines on an infrequent basis. One of the reasons for this is that by practicing steadiness exercises you will develop stronger and faster balance reactions at your feet and ankles. Performing equilibrium routines enhances the flexibility and strength at your ankle joints, which is essential for handling walking on uneven surface is like grass or thick carpet. Furthermore, by rehearsing equilibrium skills on a daily basis you will secondarily strengthen muscles in your legs including the quadriceps muscles in your thighs and gastrocnemius muscles in your calves. These muscles are two essential components to maintaining your balance during basic or advanced standing and walking activities. In addition, these leg muscles also help keep you steady when you are transitioning from sitting to standing to get out of a chair or low couch or when you are going up and down stairs. For this reason, it is recommended by healthcare providers that you practice steadiness routines several times a week to build necessary balance skills. You can learn how to perform the best steadiness routines by following the demonstration of a qualified physical therapist in the exercise for balance DVD.

Senior Balance Exercises In The Exercise For Balance DVD

    To get started on a course of the best balance exercises with the Exercise For Balance DVD. The healthcare provider recommended 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

This year start balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.

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