Impact Of Senior Balance Exercises On Health

By Suzanne Stoke, Physical Therapist @ Exercise For Balance via

 Good news!!! Medical researchers have shown that partaking in even minutes of physical activity can benefit those who have limited mobility and starting with  senior balance exercises can make those movement activities safe. Please see Recently, a study revealed that senior citizens with limited mobility reduce heart risks with just a little activity. To be specific, a research report presented in the Journal of the American Heart Association explained that every minute of physical activity may lower risk of heart attack for seniors even in their 80s and with limited mobility; amount of activity more important than the intensity. This new study finds tat older individuals can lower their risk of a heart attack – and coronary death – for every minute they spend in a just light physical activity. Thomas W. Buford, Ph.D., senior author of the study and director of the Health Promotion Center of the University of Florida Institute on Aging in Gainesville, Florida said, “Reducing time spent being sedentary even by engaging in low-intensity activities could have important cardiovascular benefits for older adults with mobility limitations.” “In the past, much of the emphasis was placed on engaging in structured physical exercise,” Buford said. “It is becoming increasingly evident, however, that encouraging individuals to just reduce the amount of time they spend being sedentary may have important cardiovascular benefits.” The best way to safely start physical activities is to begin with performing certain stability strategies and senior balance exercises.

Senior Balance Exercises For Movement Activities

 to safely start a fitness program, begin with basic senior balance exercises. For even older individuals who are very sedentary, performing equilibrium routines will help to initiate safe movement activities. You can start stability exercises with simple maneuvers such as transferring from a sitting to a standing position and centering your body weight in the middle of your feet when you get up to the standing position. When you concentrate on centering your body weight in your feet, you are maximizing the sensory signal from the sense of touch in your feet to the balance center in your brain. Additionally, by performing five to ten repetitions of sitting to standing you will also build strong leg muscles and boost cardiovascular health. You can learn these strengthening and senior balance exercises in the Exercise For Balance DVD, developed by an experienced balance Physical therapist.


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

    Even for older adults in their 80’s, you can establish good stability by beginning 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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   Get moving safely by starting balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.

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