Balance Exercises For The Elderly

By Suzanne Stoke, Physical Therapist @ Exercise For Balance via

Balance exercises are critically important for older adults to practice on a daily basis. Please see Stability exercises are the primary means to improve balance and keep elderly folks from falling and hurting themselves. Unfortunately, falling is a common occurrence among older individuals. Statistic suggest that out of three senior citizens one will fall every year. We all know older adults. To imagine that every third older individual that we know will fall is demoralizing. Once an elderly person falls, their life can change dramatically. Often times they experience a fracture of a hip, wrist, shoulder that leaves them struggling with getting around, dressing, grooming, cooking, or performing other daily activities. The best defense is having a good offense. Consequently, the optimal means of limiting the potential of a fall is to practice balance exercises every day.

 Senior Balance Exercises Help Improve Stability

Balance exercises have multiple benefits to advance balance abilities and reduce the risk and incidence of falling. Stability exercises enhance balance reactions at the feet and ankles that improves steadiness on solid, flat surfaces like hardwood floors or tile or on uneven surfaces like thick carpet or grass. Practicing equilibrium routines also develop lower leg strength in the thigh and calf muscles, which are necessary for stability as well as activities like getting out of a chair or going up and down stairs safely. Stability exercises also help to dust off the body’s normal balance reactions that usually diminish with age. One of the most important aspects of good balance is the ability to control the body’s weight shifting during different movement patterns. By practicing stability exercises, you can strengthen the necessary balance skills to control weight shifting during challenging movement sequences. Now, you can practice the necessary balance techniques to control your weight shifting as well as perform a balance exercise routine developed by a knowledgeable Physical Therapist with the Exercise For Balance DVD.


Balance Exercises In The Exercise For Balance DVDGood Balance: Start Balance Exercises With the Exercise For Balance DVD

    To practice the best balance exercises, get the Exercise For Balance DVD. The Balance DVD is the perfect tool to be used at home or in a group setting. The DVD is designed in a step by step fashion 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 Exercise For Balance DVD, you will clearly 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

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Don’t wait to fall! Start balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.