Senior Balance Exercises To Avoid Hazards At Home

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

   Most falls for older adults occur in the home and performing specific senior balance exercises can help improve stability and limit falls. Please see    http://www.exerciseforbalance.com/buy-now Recently, medical researchers, Susan E Carter, et all published their information on “Environmental hazards in the homes of older people.” The researchers looked at the types of hazards found in the homes of aging individuals that most frequently cause falls. The researchers found that 80% (n = 542) of homes inspected had at least one hazard and 39% (n = 164) had 5 hazards. The bathroom was identified as the most hazardous room, with 66% (n = 279) of bathrooms having at least one hazard. Hazards relating to floor surfaces (62% of homes had one ‘flooring’ hazard) and absence of appropriate grab or handrails (60% of homes had one or more hazards relating to this) were prevalent. Eighty-eight percent (n = 374) of older people were able to identify falls as the most common cause of injury and 87% (n = 368) were able to accurately name at least one safety measure. Furthermore, although a significant association was found between the older people’s self-assessment of their home’s safety and the presence of more than 5 hazards, 30% of those rating their homes as very safe (n = 289) had more than 5 hazards. As a result, medical researchers as well as doctors, nurses, and physical therapists recommend that older folks receive balance training and rehearse senior balance exercises to enhance their stability and reduce the potential of a fall in the home.

Senior Balance Exercises For Safety At Home

    Certain senior balance exercises can be practiced every day to increase steadiness for activities in the home. Since researchers found that the bathroom can be one of the areas that leads to the highest incidence of falls, you can perform equilibrium routines that pertain to the challenges found in maneuvering in the bathroom. As an example, you can perform a stability exercise where you stand with your feet shoulder width a part and center your body weight in the middle of your arches. With your body weight centered, you can step one leg to the side and back together, one leg forwards and back together and one leg behind and back together. You can progress this steadiness routine by steeping in a circle, keeping your body weight centered in the middle of your arches. Additionally, please be sure to remove any hazards that you could trip on in the bathroom like clothes of towels laying on the floor. Furthermore, you can install grab bars in the bathroom for additional safety. You can rehearse these balance techniques and senior balance exercises by joining in under the direction of a qualified Physical Therapist in the Exercise For Balance DVD.

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    To be safe at home, please initiate a program of the best balance exercises with the Exercise For Balance DVD. The healthcare professional recommended Exercise For Balance DVD is a first rate instructional DVD to use at home or in a group setting. The easy to understand and to follow Exercise For Balance DVD includes  a step by step series of up to date balance and strength exercises necessary to optimize senior fitness and to perform basic daily activities like shopping, doing laundry,  walking, standing, cleaning house, stair climbing or to advance to more difficult activities like skiing, dancing, playing golf and hiking. In the  comprehensive Exercise For Balance DVD, you will learn how to improve stability, steadiness techniques and 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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 Live safely at home by starting balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.

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