Senior Balance Exercise And How Much Height We Lose

By Suzanne Stoke, Physical Therapist @ Exercise For Balance via www.exerciseforbalance.com/John & Ann Betar, 101 & 97 yrs, married 80

Have you noticed yourself or your Mom or Dad shrinking a bit lately and wondered if senior balance exercises, a stretching program or posture retraining could be of any benefit? Please see   http://www.exerciseforbalance.com/buy-now Medical researchers have recently published fascinating details about how our loss in height has multiple effects on our health. The broadly informative study by economists from the University of Southern California, Harvard University and Peking University used unique data from a new massive longitudinal survey of 17,708 adults beginning at age 45. The researchers show for the first time that lifestyle choices we make in adulthood – for example diet, exercise, healthy choices like not smoking-and not just the hand we’re dealt as children – influence how tall we stand as we age. The evidence shows that it is not only early life events that are associated with how we age, but health decisions in later life as well. They show that regardless of your maximum height, the loss of height over time is also an important indicator for other health issues as we age. To be specific, the research reveals an especially strong relationship between height loss and cognitive health. Those who had lost more height were also much more likely to perform poorly on standard tests of cognitive health such as short-term memory, ability to perform basic arithmetic and awareness of the date. Additionally, all humans go through physical changes with age, including an increase in body fat and decrease in bone mass. Signs of a decrease in height can be further exacerbated by certain kinds of arthritis, inflammation of spine joints or osteoporosis, which other studies have shown are associated with such lifestyle choices as diet, exercise and smoking. Furthermore, with an increase in orthopedic problems like arthritis, poor posture, and muscle weakness, older adults are at a greater risk for falling and incurring a debilitating injury.

Senior Balance Exercises For The Aging Adult

Practicing a Senior balance exercise program is one of the primary means of improving balance, reducing the incidence of falls, correcting posture and developing a strong base of support to begin a healthy exercise program. Performing stability routines on a daily basis is one of the most important choices you can make as a senior. equilibrium routines will help to strengthen the particular lower leg muscles that are needed to have good balance. stability exercises build a strong foundation of steadiness and rapid balance reactions at the feet and ankles that will help you to get out and start on a healthy walking program. learning specific balance techniques like how to center your body mass over the middle of your feet for optimal sensory feedback from the feet and the ankles will enable you to be more steady on your feet. Additionally, certain balance strategies have been developed to help you stand more upright, maintain a good posture and lessen the risk of falling forwards secondary to poor postural habits. These specific balance techniques and senior balance exercise programs are now available in the Exercise For Balance DVD, a home instructional dvd developed by an experienced Physical therapist. By starting your equilibrium work today, you can combat the loss of height that comes with aging.

 

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    To get a head start on the fight against losing body height, begin the best balance exercises with the Exercise For Balance DVD. The Balance DVD is well designed to use at home or in a group setting. The DVD is perfectly loaded with the best balance and strength exercises needed to enhance senior fitness and to perform basic activities like 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 maintain an upright posture,  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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Don’t lose another inch of height. Start balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.

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