Senior Balance Exercises Help With Motion Sickness

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   Performing senior balance exercises on a regular basis can help improve balance as well as diminish symptoms of motion sickness. Please see Descriptions of motion sickness date back to Hippocrates, who noted that “sailing on the sea shows that motion disorders the body” (Hippocrates, The Nature of Man). Investigations that have examined the symptoms, predictors, and causes of motion sickness and the underlying mechanisms involved in motion sickness have revealed that a conflict of visual and vestibular information, as it relates to postural control and visual stabilization, is a critical factor. Despite these reports and recent interest in postural control and clinical intervention for individuals with dizziness or vertigo, little information exists about evaluation or effective treatment to ameliorate the symptoms of motion sickness, except as it relates to astronauts and pilots.This dearth of information may be due, in part, to a lack of evidence of vestibular deficit in people with motion sickness, as well as a limited operational definition of motion sickness. The restrictive definition (eg, onset of vomiting, nausea) and lack of clear diagnostic testing may result in false negative identification and an underestimation of the incidence of  motion sickness. Additionally, for those who experience symptoms of motion sickness, senior balance exercises can assist in reducing the severity of symptoms.

 Senior Balance Exercises For Motion Sickness

         Medical researchers have shown that rehearsing senior balance exercises on a daily basis can be beneficial for many conditions, including motion sickness. Our balance system in the brain integrates information form the eyes, inner ear vestibular system and sensory feedback from the feet and ankles. As a result, when you experience symptoms of dizziness and nausea due to motion sickness, there is generally a mismatch of information with our sensory input from the eyes and inner ear. Consequently, by focusing on the sensory input from the feet, you can help to reduce the symptoms associated with motion sickness. The best way to initiate a senior balance exercise program that focuses on the sensory input from the feet involves standing with your feet shoulder width a part on a hard surface like tile or hardwood floors. In that standing position, concentrate on the sense of touch from your feet and the floor. Furthermore, try to align your body weight into one single point in the middle of your arches. By using this balance point, you will both enhance stability and diminish the symptoms of motion sickness. You can learn these stability strategies and senior balance exercises by following along with an experienced Physical Therapist in the Exercise For Balance DVD.


Senior Balance Exercises In The Exercise For Balance DVD

    If you experience symptoms of motion sickness, please begin the best balance exercises with the Exercise For Balance DVD. The easy to follow  Balance DVD is an excellent educational tool to use at home or in a group setting. The comprehensive  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 dancing and hiking. In the Exercise For Balance DVD, you will learn how to improve balance, balance techniques and balance routines from a balance instructor–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

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    Reduce your motion sickness by starting balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.

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