Senior Balance Exercises And Effects Of Aging

By Suzanne Stoke, Physical Therapist @ Exercise For Balance via

  Slowing the effects of aging is an important goal of many older individuals and can be impacted by key components of healthy living including cardiovascular fitness programs, strengthening routines and senior balance exercises. Please see more information at Medical researchers have defined aging as a series of cellular events. In fact, a leading scientist, de Keizer, explains that aging occurs when the body starts to accumulate broken-down cells that interfere with the body’s ability to heal and renew itself. These are called senescent cells. According to Nathan LeBrasseur, an associate professor of physical medicine and physiology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., damaged senescent cells “no longer function properly and can actually wreak havoc on neighboring cells that are otherwise healthy.” In new therapy, a peptide signals these damaged cells to destroy themselves. Peptides are short chains of amino acids that help regulate cellular activity. Further scientific information tells us that aging cells contain elevated levels of a protein called FOXO4 that interferes with the normal process by which damaged cells destroy themselves. The senescent cells remain in the body and accumulate, essentially becoming “the rotten apple that spoils the cart,” explained LeBrasseur, who wasn’t involved in the research. The newly developed peptide treatment targets FOXO4, causing the age-damaged cells to self-destruct. Another expert on aging who was not involved in the study, Dr. Gisele Wolf-Klein, said, “They’ve been able to find the protein that’s most likely the culprit behind the aging process.” Wolf-Klein is director of geriatric education at Northwell Health in Great Neck, N.Y. “That protein is not expressed in non-aging cells. If we can tackle that protein and leave alone the other cells that are doing just fine, then we indeed have a way of interfering or halting the aging process,” she said. Other medical scientists as well as healthcare professionals like doctors, nurses and physical therapists recognize that vigorous exercises that leads to higher heart rates and higher respiratory rates helps with cellular health. Before initiating a vigorous workout program, however, medical providers suggest that aging individuals begin with senior balance exercises to improve needed stability for their fitness workouts.

Senior Balance Exercises For workout Programs

     Older individuals can enhance their stability needed to begin high intensity fitness programs or lower extremity strengthening exercises by first beginning with specific senior balance exercises. To build strong leg muscles that support joints and minimize effects of osteoarthritis or to prepare for a vigorous workout, those in the aging population first need to initiate a basic steadiness exercise program. Equilibrium routines can be as simple as standing on one foot, near a counter or table if upper extremity assistance is required. In a single stance position, you can learn how to center your body weight over your small base of support, which will challenge your balance reactions. In a single leg position, you will also automatically contract essential muscles in the front of your thigh ( Quadriceps Muscles ) and in the back of your calf ( Gastrocnemius Muscles), which are essential for joint stability as well as steadiness with movement activities.  Consequently, daily performing equilibrium routines will also contribute to strong leg muscles, helping you to develop necessary steadiness for intense cardiovascular workouts. You can learn the effective senior balance exercises and leg strengthening exercises that are needed for adequate steadiness by following along with the instructions in the Exercise For Balance DVD.

Senior Balance Exercises In The Exercise For Balance DVD

    To prepare you for high intensity physical fitness programs,  get started on a course of the best balance exercises with the Exercise For Balance DVD. The healthcare provider recommended Exercise For Balance DVD is a high quality instructional DVD to use at home or in a group setting. The easy to understand and simple to follow Exercise For Balance DVD includes  a step by step series of the latest balance and strength exercises necessary to optimize senior fitness and to carry out basic daily activities like shopping, doing laundry,  walking, standing, cleaning house, stair climbing or to advance to more difficult pursuits like skiing, dancing, playing golf and hiking. In the  comprehensive Exercise For Balance DVD, you will learn how to improve stability, how to apply steadiness techniques and how to safely execute balance routines from a  qualified balance specialist — licensed Physical Therapist—who has worked with balance and dizziness disorders for over 25 years. Get your copy of the Exercise For Balance DVD by clicking on the BUY NOW button

Play safely by starting balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.

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