Senior Balance Exercises For Powering Leg Muscles

By Suzanne Stoke, Physical Therapist @ Exercise For Balance via

  Since leg muscle strength and power declines with age, practicing leg strengthening exercises and senior balance exercises together can help improve stability and enhance functional independence for older individuals. Please see Over the years, medical researchers have shown that in our later years most of us experience declines in muscle strength, muscle power, and muscle flexibility. Reduction in these aspects of muscle function secondarily leads to poor function with daily activities, loss of independence, reduced quality of life, imbalance and a greater risk of falling. In regards to functional activities, decreased muscle power in the lower extremities results in difficulties for older adults to get up from a chair or to walk up and down stairs. To help with both functional endeavors as well as the steadiness to accomplish daily routines, medical professionals like doctors, physical therapists and nurses recommend that aging individuals participate in programs including both leg strengthening exercises and senior balance exercises.

Senior Balance Exercises For Leg Power

   By starting a fitness program with senior balance exercises, you can establish necessary steadiness to allow you to work on exercises that help build explosive power for your lower leg muscles. As an example, you can initiate a simple equilibrium routine of standing with your feet shoulder width a part. In this position, you can center your body weight in the middle of your arches, connecting the sensory feedback from your feet with the balance center in your brain. Once you have established this centered and stable body posture, then you can commence a leg power exercise that involves bending at the knees followed by quickly (explosively) straightening up into standing. This leg strengthening routine will assist with going up stairs as well as with getting out of a chair. You can learn how to perform this leg strengthening exercise and senior balance exercise by joining in with a knowledgeable physical therapist in the Exercise For Balance DVD.

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    To develop muscle power and stability,  get started on a program 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

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Jump start balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.

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