Senior Balance Exercises And  Strength Training

By Suzanne Stoke, Physical Therapist @ Exercise For Balance via

Practicing senior balance exercises is essential for older adults to help them stay active and enjoy their life to their greatest potential.  Balance exercises can be combined with strength training to maximize not only balance reactions at the ankles but also been needed leg strength for good balance.  Tufts University and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have recently developed a strength training program called Growing Stronger.  The program is designed to help aging adults enhance their upper body and lower extremity strength. Growing Stronger is an exercise program based upon sound scientific research involving strengthening exercises—exercises that have been shown to increase the strength of your muscles, maintain the integrity of your bones, and improve your coordination, and mobility. In addition, strength training can help reduce the signs and symptoms of many chronic diseases, including arthritis. For those  who are not physically active now, Growing Stronger will help you make daily activity a regular part of your life by building the essential strength that makes all movement easier and more enjoyable.  Before you begin the Growing Stronger Program, practicing stability exercises can help build a strong foundation of steadiness that will help to perform your strengthening exercises more safely.   Please see

 Daily Senior Balance Exercises

    Practicing senior balance exercises on a daily basis will help you develop the essential stability that is needed as a foundation for good strength training.  For instance, while performing free weight strength exercises of biceps curls, you can hold a lunge position with one foot in front of the other.  That combination of exercises can help improve upper body strength and core muscle strength, however, it requires good static balance to perform the concurrent dynamic movement of bicep curls.  Another example is to do a step exercise where you step up and down on a platform or step.  That exercise requires simultaneous static balance with the weight-bearing foot and dynamic balance with the leg that is stepping up and down.  You can learn specific balance techniques and step-by-step senior balance exercises in the Exercise For Balance DVD to help you prepare to begin the Growing Stronger Program.


Senior Balance Exercises In The Exercise For Balance DVDbalance exercise dvd

    To learn the best strength and balance exercises, get the Exercise For Balance DVD. The Balance DVD is designed to use at home or in a group setting. The DVD is professionally filmed and contains all 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 improve balance, balance techniques and balance routines from a 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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Start strength and balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.