Senior Balance Exercises For The Long Haul

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

  For many of us as we age we experience several changes in our physical status that require us to be steadfast in participating in certain strengthening and  senior balance exercises in order to remain healthy and active. Please see  http://www.exerciseforbalance.com/buy-now This week at the physical therapy clinic, a patient of mine asked how long he needed to continue with his home exercise program for strengthening and stability exercises. He wanted to know if he could stop after eight weeks, after twelve weeks? I have to admit that he didn’t like my answer. I explained that in our later years, most of us experience transitions in life that include diminishing muscle mass and strength, stiffness and decreased mobility in the ankles, lessening of sensory acuity for the sense of touch between the feet and the floor, overall loss of balance, cognitive decline and other musculoskeletal and neurological changes. As a result, for all of us as we age we undergo a decline in the systems that lead to steadiness, resulting in greater imbalance and a greater risk for falling. Consequently, as a healthcare professional and a balance specialist, I recommended that my patient continue his home senior balance exercise program indefinitely.

Every Day Senior Balance Exercises

    For Best results to stay active and independent with daily life activities, healthcare workers suggest that you practice both lower extremity strengthening exercises and senior balance exercises on a regular basis. One basic equilibrium routine you can rehearse is standing on one foot for about twenty seconds, three times on each foot. In this single stance position, you will build strong and fast balance reactions that assist with steadiness. In addition, you can  perform leg strengthening exercises such as mini squats or toe raises ( in a standing position, lift your heels off the ground and stand on youir toes). You can learn how to rehearse these senior balance exercises and leg strengthening exercises by joining with the program demonstrated on the Exercise For Balance DVD.

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

    To get started on a course of the best balance exercises, join in 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 your home balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.

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