Senior Balance Exercises For Older Folks

By Suzanne Stoke, Physical Therapist @ Exercise For Balance via www.exerciseforbalance.com

   One great way to enjoy family time together is to be active with walking, biking or other physically fit programs that first require senior balance exercises to stay safe. Please see more information at   http://www.exerciseforbalance.com/buy-now Being active is a healthy choice for family members of all ages. You skip time at the gym and you can find fun outdoor activities that are great for the whole family.  Look for ways the whole family can get active together! You’ll all benefit, because regular physical activity can help:
• control weight
• build strong bones and prevent bone loss
• improve sleep
• relieve depression
• decrease risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and high blood pressure
• improve quality of life at all ages It may sound impossible to add even one more thing into your busy family schedule.
Try keeping a log of each family member’s daily activities for one week. You’ll get an idea of when you might be able to get everyone together  for physical activity. It can also help you see which activities you can cut  back on, like screen time. As kids get older the appeal of the playground fades and the lure of electronic devices gets stronger. It can be hard for them to get an hour of physical activity each day if they don’t take part in P.E. or sports. While an hour each day might sound like a lot of time, there are many ways to build activity into your family routine. Even smaller blocks of 15 or 20 minutes will add up. Here are some family activity ideas: Enjoy the great outdoors. Take a walk or bike ride in your neighborhood. Put up a basketball hoop in  the driveway or play catch in the yard. Head to the park with the dog or a soccer ball. Rediscover your inner child. Play a family game of tag or hot potato. Try a pillow fight or squirt gun battle.  Have a dance party and take turns playing DJ. Replace screen time. Instead of heading right for the TV or computer after dinner, make that your active  family time. Switch up movie night with bowling or miniature golf. Make it a friendly competition. See who can hula hoop the longest. Race to the corner store. Have a jumping jack contest. Keep track of everyone’s physical activity for a month, and offer a prize to the family member who logs the most hours. Plant a garden. Growing fruits and veggies gives your family a reason to get outside each day. It also encourages healthy eating habits. Team up on chores. Rake leaves, shovel snow, do yardwork and tackle other home-maintenance projects as a family. In the end, you will have improved your home and your family’s health. Park and walk. Make it a habit to park a bit further from school or church and walk the rest of the way. Remember, active parents raise active children. Set an example and make fitness a priority for you and your family. Additionally, choose activities that the older individuals in your family can participate in like an adventure walk or bocci ball. For those aging folks, first perform senior balance exercises to boost your stability skills and reduce your risk for falling.

Senior Balance Exercises For Outdoor Activities

   By practicing senior balance exercises every day, older adults are able to improve their steadiness to join in the family fun of being more active. One equilibrium routine to start with for being active with the family involves standing on one foot and lifting the other foot up onto a step. If you have an open or free standing step, you can even practice stepping up onto a step and then over the other side back onto the floor to increase steadiness with going both up and down stairs. To make it easier for you, You can practice senior balance exercises and leg strengthening exercises at home by following along with the directions of a qualified Physical Therapist in the Exercise For Balance DVD.

Senior Balance Exercises In The Exercise For Balance DVD

    To join in the family fun,  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

Activate your family by starting balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.

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