Interactive Games And Senior Balance Exercises
Senior Balance Exercises Within Interactive Games
By Suzanne Stoke, Physical Therapist @ Exercise For Balance via www.exerciseforbalance.com
Medical researchers have proven that performing senior balance exercises and strength exercises can build steadiness for individuals as they age. Please see http://www.exerciseforbalance.com/buy-now Nowadays, stability routines can be fun and include interactive games, which enhance cognitive abilities and balance skills. In their study, L. Allet, et all at the University Hospital of Geneva, Switzerland showed the benefits of rehearsing steadiness exercises in a step by step progression as well as in interactive games. In their study, the training took place twice a week for 60 min over 12 weeks. This intensity was chosen on the basis of previously developed successful interventions in pre-frail elderly persons. Each session was conducted in groups (five to eight participants) in order to promote long-term participation. The program was directed by a physical therapist and an assistant. Four different physiotherapists and four assistants were trained to direct the sessions in order to guarantee continuity. A session consisted of a warm up (5 min), followed by a circuit training (40 min) including gait and balance exercises. Each session was composed of a set of ten tasks. Balance and walking tasks (stance on heel/toes, tandem stance, one leg stance, different kinds of walking) alternated with functional strength and endurance exercises (sitting to standing, walking up and down a slope, stair climbing and mini hops). Each task was carried out twice for 1 min each time, and the complexity of the task could be progressively increased, e.g. changing from stable to unstable surfaces (wobble board), increasing step height. Sessions were completed with interactive games and a short feedback session with suggestions for individual home exercises (5 min). In this study, the control group received neither treatment nor specific advice. Both the intervention group and control group were allowed to continue their usual leisure activities.
Fun Senior Balance Exercises
Medical researchers are showing that adding leisure activities including interactive games to senior balance exercises can boost steadiness with all activities. The researchers found that performing basic equilibrium routines like Balance and walking tasks including;
stance on heel/toes
one leg stance
different kinds of walking
–will lead to improved steadiness with all movement activities. Additionally, the researchers demonstrated that adding enjoyable interactive games like badminton, obstacle race in teams, tennis, bocce ball, etc. will enhance balance abilities. Now, you can practice basic senior balance exercises by following the direction of a knowledgeable Physical Therapist in the Exercise For Balance DVD.
To learn how to advance your stability abilities, please begin the best balance exercises in the Exercise For Balance DVD. The Exercise For Balance DVD is a wonderful educational DVD to use at home or in a group setting. The Exercise For Balance DVD comes complete with the best balance and strength exercises needed to enhance senior fitness and to perform basic activities like cleaning house, walking, standing, stair climbing or to advance to high level activities like playing tennis, dancing and hiking. In the Exercise For Balance DVD, you will learn how to improve balance, stability techniques and balance routines from a balance trainer –licensed Physical Therapist– who has worked with balance and dizziness disorders for over 20 years. Get your copy of the Exercise For Balance DVD by clicking on the BUY NOW button
Have fun with interactive games and balance exercises today by starting the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.
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