Balance Exercises To Stay Safe While Bathing

By Suzanne Stoke, Physical Therapist @ Exercise For Balance via

Balance exercises are important for folks to perform on a daily basis if they are over the age of 60 years old or if they have balance problems. Please see As a Physical Therapist specializing in balance and dizziness disorders, I hear all kinds of stories about how people fall and injure themselves. One of the most common places that falls occur is at home. Within that location, one area that leads to a number of falls is in the bathroom. People can fall when trying to turn in tight spaces in the bathroom. One patient said she looked up to put her eye drops in and she fell right over backwards . Additionally, in the Asian culture, especially in Japan, baths are quite popular, but they can also be a source for falling. Japanese tradition, as well as many healthcare professionals, believe that bathing improves circulation and can relieve many ailments such as arthritis and stress. In Japan, there are many natural hot spring baths that are beneficial to soothe aching feet after a long hike or remove toxins from the skin. These outdoor baths can raise a bit of a risk for folks who have balance problems. The surrounding area usually includes uneven terrain and can sometimes be slippery. Additionally, all those who enjoy the outdoor baths are challenged by lowering themselves into a pool at ground level. Practicing balance exercises before venturing to an outdoor bath is highly recommended. This guy takes his balance routines to the EXTREME!!!


Balance Exercises Before Bathing

Balance exercises can be easily adapted and quite versatile to meet the needs of any individual and any occasion. Whether you are at home trying to get in and out of your bath tub or at a lovely hot springs location, stability exercises are a must!  For instance, before taking the plunge in an outside hot spring, it would be advantageous to practice specific balance techniques that train your brain and body to work together and to use the sensory input from your feet and ankles to help you balance. Additionally, practicing weight shifting stability exercises to learn to control your body weight as it moves is critical for lowering yourself to into an outdoor pool safely. Before you enjoy the many benefits of hot springs, practice the balance techniques and balance exercise routine developed by an expert Physical Therapist in the Exercise For Balance DVD.


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    To be safe at home in your bathroom or out at a hot spring, begin balance exercises with the Exercise For Balance DVD. The Balance DVD is a great way to start a stability program at home or in a group setting. The Exercise For Balance DVD includes step by step directions on the best balance and strength exercises needed to enhance safety at home and to perform basic activities like walking, standing, stair climbing or to advance to high level activities like hot tubbing, dancing and hiking. In the DVD, you clearly will learn how to improve balance, balance techniques and balance routines from a balance trainer (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

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To be safe with all indoor or outdoor bathing, start balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.