Senior Balance Exercises For Optimal Posture

By Suzanne Stoke, Physical Therapist @ Exercise For Balance via

  Posture is the “air we breathe” for all of us and our posture can be improved through developing a steady platform for good positioning by performing certain senior balance exercises first.   Please see Posture effects our daily lives, every movement we make and every muscle, ligament, tendon and joint in our bodies. Unfortunately, as we age, many times individuals take on a less that optimal postural position, which subsequently leads to stress on underlying structures. Poor positional alignment can result in chronic changes in the musculoskeletal system where some muscles become overactive and painful and some ligaments or tendons change length and are unable to provide the support that they are intended to. As a result, prolonged postural misalignment develops stress and strain on key supporting structures in the body. To be specific, for those people who adopt a forward or flexed position (especially while sitting at a computer or sitting in a recliner or couch watching TV or reading), the anterior shoulder, chest and neck muscles become shortened and the back muscles become lengthened and weakened. These postural adjustments can create many problems including neck pain, back pain, decreased mobility and a greater tendency to fall forwards. As a result, performing specific stretching, strengthening and senior balance exercises can assist in improving posture, muscle balance and steadiness.

Senior Balance Exercises For Better Posture

  Performing  senior balance exercises is the first step to improve postural alignment and to enhance mobility. The first equilibrium routine to develop better posture involves standing with your feet in a comfortable, shoulder width a part manner. In this position, imagine a plumb line going straight through the center of your body into the center of your feet. This plumb line positioning will create  a more upright and centered posture. Additionally, in this position you will be able to enhance the sensory input from your feet to the balance center in your brain, resulting in greater stability. Also, in this upright position, you will minimize the forward bent posture, which leads to a greater incidence of older individuals falling forwards. You can receive excellent posture training and training in how to perform a step by step series of senior balance exercises in the Exercise For Balance DVD, developed by an experienced Physical Therapist.


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    To develop good, healthy posture, please begin the best balance exercises with the Exercise For Balance DVD. The healthcare provider recommended Exercise For Balance DVD is an excellent educational DVD to use at home or in a group setting. The easy to follow Exercise For Balance DVD is complete with  a step by step series of 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 skiing, dancing and hiking. In the  comprehensive Exercise For Balance DVD, you will learn how to improve stability, steadiness techniques and balance routines from a balance instructor — 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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 Stand tall by starting balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.

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