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By Suzanne Stoke, Physical Therapist @ Exercise For Balance via

Balance exercises can be effective for older adults to improve balance and prevent falls. Balance training can also enhance the performance of every athlete no matter whether their sport is basketball,football, tennis, golf or even fencing. Please see Fencing is a combat sport that involves a one-one-one battle of the wits, cardiovascular fitness, amazing agility and unparalleled balance. Evelyn Halls, a competitive fencer and former Olympic participant, says that in fencing, “It’s really important to always be balanced and ready for the next action.”

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Balance exercises are an essential component of competitive fencers workout. Fencers practice drills to improve balance and agility in order to maintain steadiness while lunging forwards, backwards or sideways at their opponents.  Fencers must develop a stong sense of where their body is in space to continue with good posture and balance that is needed to fend off their opponents blade. Additionally, fencers must be able to control their body weight as they move in a multitude of directions. In the Physical Therapy clinic, we instruct patients on weight shifting exercises so they can maintain their upright posture and reduce any risk of falling. Furthermore, we teach our patients how to combine stability and mobility skills for better balance during activities of daily living like walking the stairs, getting in and out of a car or picking up a shoe from the floor. Whether you need to improve basic balance abilities to be safe at home or high level steadiness for sports activities, now you can practice a balance exercise program developed by an experienced Physical Therapist with the Exercise For Balance DVD.


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    For all your basic or high level balance needs, begin the best balance exercises with the Exercise For Balance DVD. The DVD is simply designed to use at home or in a group setting. The Balance DVD comes complete with expert instruction in 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 fencing, dancing and hiking. In the Exercise For Balance DVD, you will be clearly shown 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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For all your home or sports activities, start balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.