Balance Exercises To Stay Safe In The Bathroom

By Suzanne Stoke, Physical Therapist @ Exercise For Balance via

  Balance exercises are essential to perform on a daily basis to both improve balance and reduce the risk of falling at home and with outdoor activities.  The number of seniors to follow each year is staggering. Statistics tell us that one in three older adults fall every year, which relates to about twenty million individuals every twelve months. Most of the time, those falls result in injuries such as hip and wrist fractures. Additionally, most falls for people in the aging population occur at home. The common falls to be aware of that occur at home and include falling from:
-missing a step going down stairs
-turning quickly in the kitchen and losing ones balance
-tripping on a throw rug
-tripping over a dog, cat, or items of clutter on the floor
-slipping in the bathroom

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Balance Exercises Help Keep You Safe In The Bathroom

       Balance exercises can be a vital key to keeping you safe in your home. As mentioned above, falling in the bathroom is a very common experience for many seniors. One example is a patient who looked up to put her eye drops in and fell over backwards. Another recent client in our physical therapy office described slipping on the way out of the shower and falling, which resulted in a broken arm.  Additionally, several individuals at our clinic have described losing their balance and falling when trying to turn in a small bathroom.  Furthermore, another popular story is when people have difficulties with balance while transferring in and out of a bathtub. Thankfully, stability exercises can be applied to activities in the bathroom to improve balance and reduce the risk and incidence of falling.  For instance, by practicing weight shifting exercises, you can learn to control the balance point in your body when performing activities like looking up or turning in a tight space. Performing stability exercises to balance on one foot will also help to enhance your steadiness when stepping in or out of the shower.  To learn more balance techniques and an excellent balance exercise routine that has been developed by an experienced physical therapist and can be applied to daily activities in the home, get the Exercise For Balance DVD.


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    To stay safe in the bathroom,begin balance exercises with the Exercise For Balance DVD. The Balance DVD is easy to operate at home or in a group setting. The DVD contains excellent balance and strength exercises needed to enhance senior safety and function 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 be pleased to 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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Be safe in the bathroom by starting balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.