Effects Of Balance Exercises On Bone Remodeling

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

    Balance exercises have many wonderful benefits beyond the basic improvement in balance and reduction in the incidence of falling for those individuals who are over the age of 60 years old.  One added benefit to stability exercises is a positive affect they have on bone remodeling for older adults.  In general, standing and walking exercise has been identified as a positive influence on bone mineral content.  For instance, bone density was found to be higher in athletes compared with sedentary controls done by medical researchers (Nilsson, BE- Bone Density in) in  their 1971 study.  This study showed that athletes participating in weight bearing activities developed the highest bone mineral content.  Beyond the increase in bone density, this study also showed that the amount of muscle mass increased during weight bearing activities.  Consequently, weight-bearing exercises have the effect of developing stronger muscles and stronger bones.  This information is critical for older adults who gradually lose both muscle mass and bone density during their later years.  The first step towards participating in weight bearing exercise programs is to begin with balance exercises to develop adequate steadiness for all standing and walking activities.  Please see  http://www.exerciseforbalance.com/buy-now

 Begin Balance Exercises For Walking Programs

   In preparation for a walking program, balance exercises should be performed on a daily basis to improve stability and reduce the risk of falling.  By starting with equilibrium exercises, older adults can develop strong balance reactions at the feet and ankles to adequately handle all challenges of uneven terrain on different walking surfaces.  Additionally, by initially practicing stability exercises at home that include stepping on and off different surface heights, the individual will be ready to maintain steadiness while stepping on and off curbs or over rocks while on a Hiking path.  Once the person has developed good standing and walking balance at home, they can venture outside to begin a walking program which will help develop good bone density and muscle mass.  Now you can practice specific balance exercises and balance techniques in the convenience of your own home with the Exercise For Balance DVD.


Balance Exercises In The Exercise For Balance DVDPractice Balance Exercises At Home

    To build strong bones and muscles, begin the best balance exercises with the Exercise For Balance DVD. The Balance DVD is designed for simple home use or in a group setting. The DVD comes complete with the best balance and strength exercises needed to enhance senior fitness and to perform basic activities like walking, standing, stair climbing or to advance to high level activities like dancing and hiking. In the professionally filmed  Exercise For Balance DVD, you will learn how to improve balance, balance techniques and balance routines from a licensed Physical Therapist who has worked with balance and dizziness disorders for over 20 years. Get your copy of the Exercise For Balance DVD by clicking on the BUY NOW button

Start balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls. For more information see http://www.mayoclinic.com/health-information/