Stay Active With Senior Balance Exercises

By Suzanne Stoke, Physical Therapist @ Exercise For Balance via

   Staying active is a key ingredient to healthy living and can be accomplished safely by participating in certain senior balance exercises. Please see more information at According to healthcare providers and medical researchers, one in three or a third of people aged 65 and over and half of those aged 80 and over experience a fall each year. As a result, there are over 250,000 emergency admissions of elders to hospital for falls every year. Statistics reveal that comes to about 92% of all visits to the emergency room are fall related. with that in mind, we can understand that falling is a very debilitating and expensive experience. This is unfortunate, since many falls and fractures can be avoided by simple exercises that improve people’s strength and balance. Even with that recognition, according to a new medical report, 40% of elders over age 70 consistently underestimate the importance strength and balance in warding off falls. In fact, the opposite seems to be occurring. Reports suggest that the aging individuals over-65 years old are the most sedentary or inactive age group, with many spending on average 10 hours or more each day sitting or lying down. This is sad, because inactivity or immobility is one of the biggest risk factors leading to falls. As a physical therapist, my goal is to provide older folks with the tools and motivation to participate in simple strengthening and balance exercises that can be completed in the comfort of one’s own home.

Senior Balance Exercises For Active Living

     Healthcare professionals  like doctors, nurses, physician assistants and physical therapists have demonstrated that the most effective way to limit the potential of a fall is to rehearse senior balance exercises every day. Staying active is critical for older adults to stave off a sedentary lifestyle which leads to leg muscle weakness, joint stiffness, weight gain and imbalance with a higher risk for falling. As a result, it is imperative for those in the aging population to perform Some of the components of an adequate equilibrium program which includes learning specific steadiness strategies, developing strong leg muscles through strengthening exercises and rehearsing certain senior balance exercises. To be specific, The muscles most needed for exceptional balance include the front thigh muscle, quadriceps, the calf muscle, gastrocnemius, and trunk muscles, paraspinal and abdominal muscles. Having Strong leg and trunk muscles should be complimented with strong and fast balance reactions at the feet and ankles for adequate equilibrium. Furthermore, it is essential to practice senior balance exercises that improve a person’s ability to control and shift their body weight safely. These specific balance techniques and senior balance exercises can be practiced on a daily basis by following the direction of an experienced Physical Therapist in the Exercise For Balance DVD.

Senior Balance Exercises In The Exercise For Balance DVD

    To stay active in your daily life, 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

Stay active by starting balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.

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