Senior Balance Exercises Build Leg Strength

By Suzanne Stoke, Physical Therapist @ Exercise For Balance via www.exerciseforbalance.com

   I love all the great medical research that is being published lately, informing us that leg strength and senior balance exercises help to reduce the risk of falling. Please see more at   http://www.exerciseforbalance.com/buy-now Recently, a study also showed that women who have strong legs also have strong brains! The recent article from  Kings College investigated 324 pairs of healthy female twins (average age at study start was 55 with a range of 43-73), and extended for 10 years, with a subset of identical twins followed up at 12 years. The researchers measured the thigh muscle since it is the largest muscle in the human body, and the power it could develop was taken as a proxy for the overall muscular fitness of the body. The study found a striking relationship between leg power (representing overall fitness) and both 10-year cognitive change and total grey matter. The researchers said, “Leg power predicts both cognitive ageing and global brain structure, despite controlling for common genetics and early life environment shared by twins. Interventions targeted to improve leg power in the long term may help reach a universal goal of healthy cognitive aging.” Medical researchers also concur with healthcare professionals like doctors, nurses and physical therapists that combining leg strengthening exercises with senior balance exercises leads to the optimal safety in workouts.

Senior Balance Exercises Combined With Strong Legs

   Having strong legs to perform senior balance exercises helps with overall stability, leading to better cognitive health as well. You can practice equilibrium routines in the comfort and convenience of your own home like single leg standing where you stand on one foot at a time for about twenty seconds. You can easily learn how to perform single leg standing exercises and other senior balance exercises by following along with a qualified physical therapist in the Exercise For Balance DVD.

Senior Balance Exercises In The Exercise For Balance DVDbalance exercise dvd

    Use your strong legs and 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

Be strong and start balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.

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