Active Older Men And Senior Balance Exercises
Senior Balance Exercises For Active Gents
By Suzanne Stoke, Physical Therapist @ Exercise For Balance via www.exerciseforbalance.com
Medical researchers have found that older men who participate in a fitness program that includes strengthening exercises and senior balance exercises are mentally stronger, healthier and happier. Please see http://www.exerciseforbalance.com/buy-now Dr Hideaki Soya from the University of Tsukuba in Japan published a new study, Older men with best fitness perform better mentally, which showed that older men in the best physical condition performed better mentally than less fit men, in a study from Japan claiming to be the first to directly link brain activation with both mental and physical performance. In the past, medical researchers have determined that our physical fitness is reflected in our mental fitness, especially as we get older. As we age, we use different parts of our brain compared to how we functioned when younger. For example, when young, we mainly used the left side of our prefrontal cortex for mental tasks involving short term memory, understanding the meaning of words and the ability to recognize previously encountered events, objects, or people. When older, we tend to use the equivalent parts of our prefrontal cortex on the right side of the brain for these tasks. The prefrontal cortexis located in the very front of the brain, just behind the forehead. It has roles in executive function, memory, intelligence, language and vision. With tasks involving the temporary storage and manipulation of memory, long term memories and inhibitory control, young adults favor the right side of the prefrontal cortex, while older adults engage both the right and left prefrontal cortex. With aging, we tend to use both sides of the prefrontal cortex during mental tasks, rather than just one. This phenomenon has been coined HAROLD (hemispheric asymmetry reduction in older adults) and reflects the reorganization of the brain as compensation for reduced brain capacity and efficiency due to age-related structural and physiological decline. Researchers performed tests to demonstrate that higher aerobic fitness is associated with higher left-prefrontal cortex activity. In other words, fitter men tend to use the more youth-like side of their brains, at least while performing the Stroop test (color-word matching). For older individuals, men and women alike, being physically active starts with rehearsing certain senior balance exercises to establish a baseline of needed stability.
Senior Balance Exercises For Safe Fitness Programs
to embark on a safe fitness program that leads to better overall physical and mental health, medical professionals recommend starting with performing basic senior balance exercises. Daily performance of equilibrium routines will enhance your steadiness and allow you to safely participate in other physical activities. You can learn which senior balance exercises to practice and certain steadiness strategies by following the direction of a knowledgeable Physical Therapist in the Exercise For Balance DVD.
To kick off a healthy fitness routine, please initiate a program of the best balance exercises with the Exercise For Balance DVD. The healthcare professional recommended Exercise For Balance DVD is a first rate instructional DVD to use at home or in a group setting. The easy to understand and to follow Exercise For Balance DVD includes a step by step series of up to date balance and strength exercises necessary to optimize senior fitness and to perform basic daily activities like shopping, doing laundry, walking, standing, cleaning house, stair climbing or to advance to more difficult activities like skiing, dancing, playing golf and hiking. In the comprehensive Exercise For Balance DVD, you will learn how to improve stability, steadiness techniques and 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
Stay healthy by starting balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.
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