Senior Balance Exercises For Those With Joint Aging

By Suzanne Stoke, Physical Therapist @ Exercise For Balance via

   Wear and tear on the joints can come from overuse as well as postural changes, which can be helped with postural strengthening exercises and proper  senior balance exercises. Please see As older adults age, they often assume a forward bent posture at the spine which results in poor balance and the risk of falling forward as well as degeneration in the joints. With the aging process, there is also a reduction in the thickness and resilience of articular cartilage around the bone, resulting in the increased possibility of articular microfractures or damage to the bone. These microfractures can be caused by poor postural alignment, overuse syndromes, obesity, trauma, metabolic disease or hereditary factors. As an example, over 90% of older individuals demonstrate some level of disc degeneration, regardless of clinical signs and symptoms. Additionally, a majority of older adults with joint pain, wear and tear also have imbalance due to faulty postural alignment.  with a forward bent position, the aging individual is more likely to fall forwards and experience a fracture of the wrist, shoulder or even hip. As a result, medical professionals recommend that as people age, they incorporate a program of postural training and senior balance exercises to enhance postural alignment, correct movement patterns and overall steadiness.


Senior Balance Exercises For Proper Posture

    senior balance exercises And postural training is essential for stability and safety with all movement activities. The first step is to practice an equilibrium routine involving standing with your feet shoulder width a part, shoulders back, abdominal muscles tight to align the pelvis and body weight centered in the middle of the base of support defined by the position of your feet. In this position, the joints are properly aligned for good joint health and the weight of the body is centered for maximal stability. Furthermore, in this position you can focus on the sense of touch between your feet and the floor, which optimizes the sensory feedback to the balance center in the brain, thereby enhancing overall steadiness. You can learn these stability tips and a step by step progression of senior balance exercises presented by a knowledgeable Physical Therapist in the Exercise For Balance DVD.


Senior Balance Exercises In The Exercise For Balance DVDbalance exercises

    To improve posture and stability, please embark on a program of the best balance exercises with the Exercise For Balance DVD. The healthcare professional recommended Exercise For Balance DVD is an outstanding educational DVD to use at home or in a group setting. The easy to follow Exercise For Balance DVD comes complete with  a step by step series of top notch balance and strength exercises needed to maximize senior fitness and to perform basic activities like shopping, doing laundry,  walking, standing, cleaning house, stair climbing or to advance to high level activities like skiing, dancing, bocce ball 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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Stand tall and steady by starting balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.

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