Senior Balance Exercises For Walking Programs

By Suzanne Stoke, Physical Therapist @ Exercise For Balance via

   To make the most out of your walking program that promotes heart health, be sure to practice senior balance exercises first to establish a strong foundation of stability for your walks. Please see Many of us realize that walking is a great exercise with numerous benefits. One area that we see great results from walking is cardiovascular fitness, resulting in a reduction of the risk and incidence of strokes. To be specific, medical researchers have shown that those who participate in a walking program are less likely to suffer a stroke and other cardiovascular problems – According to a study by the Harvard Medical School, walking for just 2.5 hours a week, which is 21 minutes a day can cut the risk of heart disease by 30%. In fact, the report even goes on to say that walking regularly could save Americans over 100 billion dollars a year in health care costs. A 2009 issue of Harvard Men’s Health Watch reported that walking is seriously underrated. Two scientists sifted through 4295 articles published on walking between 1997 and 2007. Eighteen of these met their high standards for quality. Each of these studies collected information about the participants walking habits and cardiovascular risk factors such as age, smoking and alcohol use. The participants were followed for 11.3 years and during this time their cardiovascular events and deaths were recorded. When scientists compiled this data, they found that walking reduced the risk of cardiovascular events by 31% and cuts the risk of an early death by 32%. These are exciting results and support the recommendations made by healthcare professionals like doctors, nurses and physical therapists that older adults should participate in a  daily walking program. Before heading out the door, however, healthcare professionals suggest that you start with building your balance abilities through practicing senior balance exercises.

Senior Balance Exercises For Coordinated Walking

  to keep you safe on your next walk, begin  senior balance exercises to increase your overall stability and minimize any risk of tripping and falling. You can learn how to perform tandem walking (walking along a line heel to toe) at home down a hallway before you head out on a hiking trail, golf course or walking path. YOu can learn which senior balance exercises to perform and how to practice them by following along with the Exercise For Balance DVD in the comfort of your own home.

Senior Balance Exercises In The Exercise For Balance DVDTry Beginner Senior Balance Exercises

    Before you put your walking shoes on, 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

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Walk on safely by starting balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.

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