Balance Exercises For Those With Dyspnea

By Suzanne Stoke, Physical Therapist @ Exercise For Balance via

    Many people struggle with shortness of breath for different reasons and participating in a low level fitness program including  balance exercises can be very beneficial. Please see When individuals give into a sedentary lifestyle for whatever reason, they follow a downward spiral of deconditioning, generalized weakness, immobility, decreased balance and a greater likelihood of falling, which can lead to additional injuries. Even for folks who struggle with symptoms like shortness of breath, maintaining  even a gentle fitness regime is critical. shortness of breath, medically called Dyspnea,  is a common symptom and often occurs during vigorous exercise or exertion. Chronic dyspnea can greatly affect quality-of-life and limit participation in activities that many people enjoy. Because dyspnea can be attributed to many conditions, it can be difficult to accurately diagnose. Occasional shortness of breath can be common with overexertion or with a temporary respiratory infection.
Dyspnea can be caused by many conditions, including:
  • Asthma;
  • Cardiomyopathy;
  • Chronic bronchitis;
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD);
  • Congestive heart failure;
  • Diastolic dysfunction;
  • Emphysema;
  • Neuromuscular conditions;
  • Pneumonia;
  • Pulmonary edema;
  • Pulmonary fibrosis;
  • Pulmonary hypertension;
  • Ventricular dysfunction.
 Individuals who have Dyspnea can continue with appropriate physical fitness programs that are built on a foundation of balance exercises.

 Balance Exercises For Physical Activity

     Even for people who have symptoms of shortness of breath, To stay as active and independent as possible, it is essential to participate in a regular fitness program that begins with simple balance exercises. One of the most basic equilibrium routines involves standing on one foot ( for twenty seconds, three repetitions each foot). This single leg stance exercise helps you build adequate stability for movement activities like walking. You can advance your steadiness exercises to include walking along a line heel to toe. This tandem stance walking develops strong balance reactions at the feet and ankles, which is important for walking on uneven surfaces like grass, thick carpet or walking trials. You can learn these stability techniques and a step by step progression of balance exercises provided by an experienced Physical Therapist in the Exercise For Balance DVD.


Balance Exercises In The Exercise For Balance DVDbalance exercise dvd

    For those wanting to start a fitness program,  learn the best balance exercises with the Exercise For Balance DVD. The easy to follow Exercise For Balance DVD is an exceptional educational DVD to use at home or in a group setting. The professionally filmed Exercise For Balance DVD comes complete  with the best balance and strength exercises needed to enhance general fitness and to perform basic activities like walking, cleaning house, standing, stair climbing or to advance to high level activities like playing bocce ball, dancing and hiking. In the comprehensive 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

For your health, begin balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.

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