Senior Balance Exercises For Retraining Stability

By Suzanne Stoke, Physical Therapist @ Exercise For Balance via

     Healthcare professionals such as doctors, physical therapists, nurses and occupational therapists have increasingly been recommended older individuals to begin practicing senior balance exercises to improve stability and reduce the risk of falling. Please see Since medical researchers have shown that one in three senior citizens fall every year, the need for performing equilibrium routines has become critical to prevent a debilitating and costly fall. Balance retraining exercises encompass more than just improving a person’s stability. Retraining programs can emphasize enhancement of all three systems that make up our balance abilities. To be specific, our balance system in the brain takes in information from our eyes, inner ear vestibular system and sense of touch from our feet. The balance system in the brain integrates all that sensory information and forms a message out to the muscles, enabling the muscles to contract in a coordinated fashion. To have good balance, therefore, an individual needs adequate vision, especially the ability to stabilize the object they are looking at on the retina of the eye. Additionally, a person needs excellent coordination, muscle strength, appropriate firing of the muscles and adequate timing of muscle firing for steadiness. Furthermore, people who exhibit good upright posture have better stability and are less likely to fall forwards and injure themselves. Consequently, rehearsing specific senior balance exercises every day is essential to improve stability and to limit the potential of a fall.

Senior Balance Exercises For Better Stability

    By beginning a retraining program of senior balance exercises, you will be on the road to better steadiness and a more active quality of life. retraining programs can include important functional activities like getting up from a chair safely. First, you can start with standing up from a chair and centering your weight in the middle of your feet. You can progress that exercise by standing up from a chair, centering your body weight and then taking a few steps forward. Next you can advance that routine by standing up from a chair, centering your body weight and then turning in a complete circle. You can further challenge yourself by following that routine but adding a visual point that you must keep in focus, like keeping your eyes on a clock or picture on the wall. You can learn a coordinated progression of senior balance exercises by following along with the Exercise For Balance DVD in the comfort of your own home.


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    To start a complete retraining program, begin the best balance exercises with the Exercise For Balance DVD. TheBalance DVD is an exceptional educational tool to use at home or in a group setting. The easy to follow DVD is filled with the best balance and strength exercises needed to enhance senior fitness and to perform basic activities like getting up from a chair safely, walking, standing, stair climbing or to advance to high level activities like bike riding, dancing and hiking. In the Exercise For Balance DVD, you will learn how to improve balance, balance techniques and balance routines from a balance trainer (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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    Improve your quality of life by starting balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.

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