Senior Balance Exercises For Healthy Living

By Suzanne Stoke, Physical Therapist @ Exercise For Balance via

 Aging well is a unique art form that can include healthy eating habits, cardiovascular fitness programs and practicing  senior balance exercises to enhance stability and avoid falls. Please see more information at For all of us, aging is inevitable so we might as well do a great job at it. In fact, statisticians have shown that in 2000, the percentage of adults aged 65 and older was 12.4. That percentage is expected to grow to 19.6 by 2030.  In fact, it is also projected that by 2030 there will be 71 million seniors aged 80 and older – a statistic that will double the 35 million seniors living in 2000. It is no wonder these figures are significantly increasing, as every day 10,000 individuals are turning 65. As the number of senior citizens increase, the effects of their accumulative lives impact society from healthcare to housing to transportation. In the mix of longer living, many individuals in the older generation desire to live high quality, independent lives that have fullness and enjoyment. Furthermore, today many of our loved ones are asking to remain in their homes; even as they struggle with the aging process and the multitude of chronic illnesses that seem to accumulate along the way. The technical term for this is known as aging in place. Communities are finding that as many as 70% of seniors are aging in place, continuing to live in the same home they were living in at age 65.   Aging in place is not a new concept. In fact, it was very common at one time for our loved ones to be cared for by family members or friends in their homes. However, we now live in a fast-paced society with so many of us finding ourselves leading busy lives. So, it has become extremely difficult to welcome older or disabled love ones into our homes; resulting in having them either reside in long-term nursing facilities or indeed remain in their own homes. One of the best ways, however, to remain at home and enjoy a high quality of life is to remain active and personally mobile. Having good balance and strong back and leg muscles can contribute to necessary steadiness. Additionally, practicing leg strengthening routines as well as senior balance exercises can help you stay on your feet and minimize your risk of falling and incurring an injury from a fall.

Senior Balance Exercises For Living Well

   Successful aging in place can incorporate healthy eating, stress management, fitness activities, strengthening routines and senior balance exercises. In regards to performing steadiness routines to improve stability and limit the possibility of a fall you can rehearse simple balance training routines in the comfort of your own home. One such equilibrium routine that you can perform right in your own abode, involves standing on one foot while swinging the other foot slowly forwards and backwards or side to side. This equilibrium routine mimics the natural manner that we strand on one foot and swing the other foot forwards as we walk. As you practice this exercise you will be working on a combination of static and dynamic steadiness techniques that translate to improving stability with all walking and standing movement activities. You can learn how to practice this precise steadiness routine as well as learn how to accurately rehearse other senior balance exercises by following the direction of a knowledgeable physical therapist in the exercise for balance DVD.

Senior Balance Exercises In The Exercise For Balance DVD

    For powerful, healthy living, get started on a course of the best balance exercises 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

Live strong and start balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.

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