Senior Balance Exercises Help Decrease Falls For Those With Heart Disease

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

    Folks with cardiovascular disease are also at risk for fractures due to falls, which can be helped with a daily dose of practicing balance exercises. Please see   http://www.exerciseforbalance.com/buy-now Medical researchers have found that falls and  fractures due to falling are a major health concern among the elderly. People at risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) are at an increased risk for fractures. A group of researchers, Rasha Khatib, et al, completed a study, Impact of lifestyle factors on fracture risk in older patients with cardiovascular disease, which looked at the benefits of having older adults who subsequently suffer with cardiovascular disease practice senior balance exercises.  The aim of this study was to assess the individual and combined effect of the cardiovascular disease risk factors of smoking, alcohol consumption and physical activity on fracture risk in a large sample of older individuals with cardiovascular disease or diabetes with end-organ damage. Some of the results that the researchers found included that those senior citizens with low physical activity (due to imbalance or generalized weakness) were associated with an increased risk of any fracture. Additionally, the research group showed that a healthier lifestyle, which included physical activities including balance exercises and strengthening exercises advocated to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease is associated with a significant and graded reduction in fracture risk.

Senior Balance Exercises For Those With Cardiovascular Disease

       Healthcare providers recommend exercise regimes including strengthening exercises, brisk walking and senior balance exercises for their patients who have been diagnosed with cardiovascular disease.  Medical researchers have proven that those with heart problems who participate in daily fitness programs show an improvement in overall health, well being, cognitive capacity, mood, strength, stability, activity level and quality of life. One important factor to consider is to start your fitness program with equilibrium routines in order to build a foundation of adequate steadiness for all subsequent movement activities. Having good balance is essential for brisk walking outdoors or on a treadmill. Additionally, having good steadiness is critical while doing other exercises like lifting weights. By performing certain senior balance exercises like standing on one foot or walking a long a line heel to toe, you will develop strong balance reactions at the feet and ankles which are important for all movement routines. You can begin a senior balance exercise program by following the direction of a knowledgeable Physical Therapist in the Exercise For Balance DVD.

 

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    For those individuals with heart problems, please begin appropriate balance exercises with the Exercise For Balance DVD. The Exercise For Balance DVD is an excellent educational tool to use at home or in a group setting. The easy to follow  Exercise For Balance DVD comes complete  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 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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Be kind to your heart and start balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.

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