Senior Balance Exercises For Healthy Hearts

By Suzanne Stoke, Physical Therapist @ Exercise For Balance via www.exerciseforbalance.comBalance for biking

 Having a healthy  cardiovascular system is critical upon entering later years in left and can be boosted by participating in fitness activities based on certain senior balance exercises. Please see  http://www.exerciseforbalance.com/buy-now Medical researchers have shown that vigorous exercise in later years can help improve cardiovascular fitness. As an example, a recent study showed that previously physically inactive participants (seniors ages 61-88) who were put on an exercise regimen that included moderate intensity walking on a treadmill four times a week over a twelve-week period experienced significant enhancements in their cardiovascular fitness.  On average, the participants test results showed that their cardiorespiratory fitness improved by about 8% as a result of the training in both the healthy and mild cognitive impairment participants. Most medical researchers as well as healthcare providers like doctors, nurses and physical therapists recommend starting a fitness program with senior balance exercises to develop the steadiness needed for walking on a treadmill or riding a bike.

Senior Balance Exercises For Treadmill Walking

   Before hopping on a treadmill, there are a few stability tips and senior balance exercises to practice to establish the necessary steadiness. First off, start with standing with your feet shoulder width a part and center your body weight in the middle of your feet. In this position, you can focus on keeping your body weight centered and concentrate on the sense of touch between your feet and the floor. Concentrating on the sense of touch under your feet helps to enhance the sensory input from your feet to the balance center in your brain. When you step on to the treadmill, continue to focus on the sense of touch coming from your feet. next, hold on to the handrail on the treadmill before starting the treadmill belt. Once you start the treadmill, continue to hold on to the handrail and continue to concentrate on the sense of touch between your feet and the treadmill belt. YOu can learn how to follow these safety tips and other senior balance exercises by following the direction of a knowledgeable Physical Therapist in the Exercise For Balance DVD.

Senior Balance Exercises In The Exercise For Balance DVDHappy New Year From Exercise For Balance

    For safe walking on a treadmill, 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

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Start  a safe walking program with balance exercises in the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.

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