Balance Exercises As A Precursor To Physical Activity

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

Balance exercises are important to practice before starting a fitness program. Please see Stability routines help you develop the necessary steadiness that is needed to begin a physical activity program. There are numerous benefits to physical activity.
Physical activity helps to–
  • Maintain weight or lose weight.
  • Reduce high blood pressure.
  • Reduce risk for type 2 diabetes, heart attack, stroke, and several  forms of cancer.
  • Reduce pain from arthritis and associated disability.
  • Reduce risk for osteoporosis.
  • Reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety.
  • Reduce the risk and incidence for falls.

Begin Balance Exercises Before Physical Activity

Balance exercises are the first step towards getting a healthy fitness program started. Physical activity can include taking walks, lifting weights, riding a bike, hiking, golfing, skiing, dancing any many other movement associated activities. For all those activities, having good balance is a precursor to enjoying a safe and effective fitness regime. You can start with simple stability exercises in your home while standing on varying surfaces like hardwood floors, tile or linoleum and move on to softer surfaces like carpet or couch cushions, which are more difficult to balance on. You can progress your standing equilibrium exercises to more difficult activities which include walking or stepping through an obstacle course. For fun ideas as well as specific balance techniques and balance exercises to follow, get the Exercise For Balance DVD, a professionally filmed instructional DVD created by an experienced Physical Therapist.


Balance Exercises In The Exercise For Balance DVDPractice Balance Exercises At Home

    To begin a safe fitness program, start with the best balance exercises in the Exercise For Balance DVD. The  Balance DVD is perfect to use at home or in a group setting. The DVD walks you through 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, 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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Get started today with the balance exercises today in the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.

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