Balance Exercises For Active Boomers

By Suzanne Stoke, Physical Therapist @ Exercise For Balance via balance exercises

Balance exercises  are not just for the elderly folks to help them improve balance to stay safe with home activities like getting out of a chair or going up and down stairs without falling. Stability exercises can also enhance the active lifestyle of adults in their sixties and seventies who still participate in dancing, golfing, hiking and more. Please see  For example, on Friday and Saturday nights at Sneaky Pete’s restaurant and bar in Bonita Springs, FL, the dance floor is packed with individuals in their 60’s and 70’s who love to dance the Electric Slide, Cupid Shuffle, jitterbug and lots of other dances. These silver haired retirees are hitting the dance floor in increasing numbers. At one Elks Lodge nearby, the weekend crowd is well over 200 dancers, who enjoy the dancing for the exercise and socialization. Timothy Dougherty, medical director at Cape Coral Hospital, says that dancing is good for older people’s health and balance.

Balance Exercises For Dancing

Balance exercises are important to practice on a daily basis before ever hitting the dance floor. Many dance moves combine balance skills that require both static and dynamic abilities. In Physical Therapy, I teach my patients who struggle with steadiness how to find their center balance point and use that to enhance their static balance. Once they feel more steady in a still position, I advance direct them how to maintain steadiness during dynamic movements. One baseline dynamic movement is having good stability during walking. As they are able, I progress them to more challenging dynamic movements, which might include turns or various head positions. Furthermore, as they advance, I combine static and dynamic components of a movement together to develop their balance abilities to a greater degree. These combination movements are seen in typical dances such as standing on one foot and doing a kick and turn during the Electric Slide. To follow along with a balance exercise routine developed by an expert Physical Therapist and to get you ready to be steady on the dance floor, get the Exercise For Balance DVD.


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    To be steady on your feet on the dance floor, begin balance exercises with the Exercise For Balance DVD. The Balance DVD can be used in advance at home or in a group setting. The DVD is loaded with the best balance and strength exercises needed to enhance fitness and to perform basic activities like walking, standing, stair climbing or to advance to high level activities like dancing and hiking. In the Exercise For Balance DVD, you will have fun learning 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

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Don’t stay at home, get out on the dance floor by first starting balance exercises with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.