Senior Balance Exercises For Optimal Fitness

By Suzanne Stoke, Physical Therapist @ Exercise For Balance via www.exerciseforbalance.comBalance for biking

  To obtain optimal fitness in later years, participating in a series of  senior balance exercises is critical for establishing necessary stability for all movement activities. Please see In recent years, the National Center for Health Statistics developed a specific  guideline for physical activity that includes participation in fitness programs based on one hundred and fifty minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity per week and two or more days a week of anaerobic muscle-strengthening activities of moderate or high intensity involving all major muscle groups. Unfortunately, statistics reveal that a large percentage of individuals fail to meet the national guidelines (National Center for Health Statistics [NCHS], 2014). For example, in 2012, 42.2% of males and 50.7% of females failed to meet either the aerobic activity or muscle-strengthening guidelines. For males and females combined, failing to meet either the aerobic activity or muscle-strengthening guidelines increased with age: 41.0% for ages 18 to 44 years, 49.6% for ages 45 to 64 years, and 58.4% for ages 65 years and above. Research has shown that intrinsic motivators of physical activity that satisfy an innate psychological need (e.g., skill development, satisfaction, self-worth, enjoyment) better reflect increased and maintained physical activity than extrinsic factors that are executed to achieve a separate consequence (e.g., praise, money, increased energy, improved quality of life. One factor that helps to motivate participation in fitness programs involves feeling steady on ones feet while exercising. If a person struggles with the fear of falling while exercising, they are much less likely to continue with a physical activity program. As a result, performing specific senior balance exercises that assist with developing needed steadiness with movement activities is essential for all older adults.

Senior Balance Exercises For Safe Exercising

   To be stable and safe with fitness programs, it is important to establish adequate steadiness by rehearsing senior balance exercises first.  statistics reveal that many older adults fail to meet the national standards for fitness. One of the best ways to overcome any limiting fear of falling or the sense of being off balanced is to practice certain equilibrium routines that help to build excellent static and dynamic balance. You can perform appropriate senior balance exercises in the comfort of your own home by following the direction of a knowledgeable Physical Therapist in the Exercise For Balance DVD.


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    To meet national guidelines for exercising, please initiate a program of the best balance exercises with the Exercise For Balance DVD. The healthcare professional recommended Exercise For Balance DVD is an excellent educational DVD to use at home or in a group setting. The easy to understand and to follow Exercise For Balance DVD includes  a step by step series of up to date balance and strength exercises necessary to optimize senior fitness and to perform basic daily activities like shopping, doing laundry,  walking, standing, cleaning house, stair climbing or to advance to more difficult 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  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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Be safe by starting balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.

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