Senior Balance Exercises Prevent Falls

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

   The incidence of older adults falling continues to rise as the Baby Boomers age, resulting in an even greater need for those in the aging population to practice senior balance exercises on a daily basis. Please see  http://www.exerciseforbalance.com/buy-now The fall rate among those over sixty years of age is one in three. That translates to about . Often times those falls lead to injuries such as broken bones, sprained wrists or concussions. The toll for those falls is immense on the individuals in terms of finances, decreased mobility, loss of independence and sometimes placement in a nursing home. Furthermore, those falls also cost millions of dollars on a healthcare system which is already stretched thin. As a result, healthcare providers like doctors, nurses, physical therapists and occupational therapists highly recommend that those  in the aging population follow certain safety tips to prevent falls and injuries from falling.
1) Remove all clutter from the floor, including books, tennis shoes, throw rugs which could cause you to trip and fall
2) Turn on the light whenever you get up at night to maximize your visual input and avoid knocking into anything
3) Add senior balance exercises into your daily routine to build adequate steadiness with all movement activities

Senior Balance Exercises For Fall Prevention

   Rehearsing senior balance exercises on a daily basis will establish a foundation of necessary stability for all the moving around you do. as an example, to be safe at home you can practice tandem walking to build good balance reactions with walking. Tandem walking involves walking  heel to toe along a line. While performing tandem walking you will notice that your feet and ankles wobble quite a bit. That wobbling action is actually your natural balance reactions hard at work. By practicing tandem walking, you will develop needed steadiness to walk on a variety of surfaces without losing your balance. By combining senior balance exercises with safety techniques, you will be able to navigate your home safely and avoid falling. You can learn which senior balance exercises to perform by following the direction of a knowledgeable Physical Therapist in the Exercise For Balance DVD.

Senior Balance Exercises In The Exercise For Balance DVDbalance exercise dvd

    To stay safe at home, apply safety tips as well as  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

Start safety tips and  balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.

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