Senior Balance Exercises Help With Safety

By Suzanne Stoke, Physical Therapist @ Exercise For Balance via www.exerciseforbalance.comReady for balance exercises...

     Fall prevention is more and more on the minds of healthcare professionals including doctors, nurses, physical therapists, and care givers and their recommendation to improve stability for older adults is to practice senior balance exercises  on a regular basis. Please see Unfortunately, falling is all too common for aging individuals. Statistics suggest that one in three senior citizens fall every year. Many times those fall result in hip or wrist fractures or head injuries. Just today, I spoke with a patient at the physical therapy clinic who relayed a story about her 83-year-old sister who slipped and fell at her exercise class last week. As expected, she broke her hip and had a hip replacement surgery the next day. She is on her way to recovering just fine, but for many older people a hip fracture leads to a downward spiral. Too many times, after hip surgery, seniors try to recover in an assisted living facility and they never seem to recoup their strength and mobility. In the end, they never make it out to live independently at home. The point of that story is to be diligent about performing senior balance exercises every day, in order to maximize balance abilities and prevent falls from occurring.

Senior Balance Exercises Enhance Steadiness

      The optimal way to improve stability is a daily dose of senior balance exercises and a continual employment of specific steadiness techniques. As an example, when standing, try to concentrate on the sense of touch between your feet and the floor. That balance strategy gives your brain a focal point to work with. Consequently, you will no longer feel like you are adrift in space, but you will have an anchor point to steady you. Additionally, to advance your balance reactions at your feet and ankles, try standing on one foot with your body weight centered in the middle of your arch. In this single leg stance position, you will notice a great amount of wiggling at your ankle. That movement is your natural balance reaction at work. Practicing a single leg stance exercise helps to build stronger and faster balance reactions at your ankles, which translates into enhanced balance abilities. You can participate in a daily equilibrium program by following along with the senior balance exercises and stability strategies presented in the Exercise For Balance DVD.


Senior Balance Exercises In The Exercise For Balance DVDbalance exercises

    Be safe in your home and out in the community by beginning the best balance exercises with the Exercise For Balance DVD. The professionally filmed Balance DVD is an easy to follow instructional DVD to use at home or in a group setting. The comprehensive Balance DVD is filled 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 learn how to improve balance, stability techniques and balance routines from a balance instructor–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

Senior balance exercises

   Prevent a fall by starting balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.

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