Balance Exercises For Reducing Falls Among Older Women

Balance exercises are essential for older adults to practice on a daily basis, especially older women. See

There are several factors that make stability exercises more important for senior ladies. With aging, females have a higher incidence of osteoporosis, which results in a greater fracture rate with falling. Older women also tend to lose muscle mass and muscle strength more than men, which diminishes balance abilities. In general, senior women have a higher rate of falling and resulting hip fractures than geriatric men.

Easy Balance Exercises For Women

Medical researchers have recently been evaluating balance exercises and ways to reduce falling in women. Stevens JA, Olson S. in their report, Reducing falls and resulting hip fractures among older women, looked at falling statistics among women. Background: Fall-related injuries are the leading cause of injury deaths and disabilities among older adults (i.e., persons aged > or = 65 years). The most serious fall injury is hip fracture; one half of all older adults hospitalized for hip fracture never regain their former level of function. In 1996, a total of 340,000 hospitalizations for hip fracture occurred among persons aged > or = 65 years, and 80% of these admissions occurred among women. From 1988 to 1996, hip fracture hospitalization rates for women aged > or = 65 years increased 23%. Recommendations: Because approximately 95% of hip fractures result from falls, minimizing fall risk is a practical approach to reducing these serious injuries. Research demonstrates that effective fall prevention strategies require a multifaceted approach with both behavioral and environmental components, including balance exercises.


Balance Exercises In The Exercise For Balance DVD

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Don’t wait to fall. Start balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.