Senior Balance Exercises Prevent Falls For Diabetics

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

    Medical researchers have discovered that practicing routines of senior balance exercises  can limit the potential of falling for diabetics. Please see medical researchers have linked the benefits of stability exercises and strengthening exercises to both Diabetics and senior citizens. Elderly people often show symptoms similar to those in diabetic patients such as
– De-conditioning
 – Muscle weakness
 – Decreased joint mobility
 – Decreased foot sensibility
     Consequently, it is assumed that programmes developed for the elderly might also improve gait and balance of diabetic patients. Overall, medical researchers have published  several studies that have shown positive training effects on gait speed, postural stability and mobility of elderly individuals. Additionally, a meta-analysis evaluating fall prevention studies for the elderly showed a 4% decrease in the fall-rate of individuals who were in a treatment group. In fact, one study aimed to evaluate the effect of a specific training programme, which was based on previously elaborated core components of successful fall prevention programmes for the elderly, on the gait and balance of diabetic patients. Gait speed and coefficient of variation of gait cycle time (CVGCT) were selected as primary outcomes because they have been shown to be related to increased risk of falls. As an example, slow gait speed and high coefficient of variation of gait cycle time indicate increased fall risk. Balance control, muscle strength and joint mobility are also important fall risk factors that may be influenced by exercise. For these reasons, they were chosen as secondary outcomes. Fear of falls is a cognitive behavioural component, which was recently shown to be related to the gait velocity of diabetic patients. The researchers found that performing specific strengthening and senior balance exercises result in improved stability and a reduced risk for falling.

Senior Balance Exercises For Diabetics And Elderly

     Healthcare professionals such as Physical Therapists recommend certain senior balance exercises to enhance steadiness. Equilibrium routines can include basic balance techniques such as learning to center ones body weight in the center of the base of support formed by the feet in standing. Using that balance technique will maximize the sensory input from the feet to the balance center in the brain. With that stability strategy in place, you can progress to initiating static standing routines. In time, you can progress to dynamic walking programs when you are ready to advance. These excellent stability strategies, senior balance exercises and essential strengthening exercises can be found in the Exercise For Balance DVD, which was developed by a knowledgeable Physical Therapist.


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

    For senior citizens or Diabetics, please begin the best balance exercises with the Exercise For Balance DVD. The Exercise For Balance DVD is a wonderful educational medium to use at home or in a group setting. The Exercise For Balance DVD is filled with the best balance and strength exercises needed to enhance senior fitness and to perform basic activities like shopping, walking, standing, stair climbing or to advance to high level activities like playing golf, dancing and hiking. In the Exercise For Balance DVD, you will learn how to improve balance, stability techniques and balance routines from a balance instructor (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

 All people who have Diabetes or are older than sixty, should start balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.

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