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Vibration Training And Senior Balance Exercises

Senior Balance Exercises For Better Stability

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

  Vibration training at a physical therapy clinic can help improve muscle strength, cardiovascular fitness and stability and can be augmented with performance of senior balance exercises at home. Please see more information at     http://www.exerciseforbalance.com/buy-now To help older individuals maintain their mobility and independence as well as a high quality of life, physical therapy clinics have added using vibration training to their exercise protocols.  Whole body vibration training, defined as the human body on a vibrating platform with or without exercise, may improve neuromuscular performance in healthy individuals and provide benefits to patients with neurological disorders such as stroke, spinal cord injury, Parkinson disease, multiple sclerosis, as well as older patients whose exercise options are limited. Currently, researchers have started to explore the possibility that whole body vibration may offer benefits to patients with knee osteoarthritis. Whole body vibration may counteract reduced cartilage thickness potentially owing to modulation of skeletal tissue, increasing oscillation of chondrocytes and augmenting thickness of the chondrocyte layer. In a recent study, Effects of whole body vibration on pain, stiffness and physical functions in patients with knee osteoarthritis, the researchers, Pu Wan et al, found that training on a vibration platform can improve leg strength, balance and physical function. The researchers summarized their findings as  “the positive finding of this study suggests that eight weeks and 12 weeks whole body vibration training have beneficial effects on improving physical functions, including walking and balance. As a novel, effective, safe and alternative approach, whole body vibration training may be available in rehabilitation programs for management of knee osteoarthritis.” In addition, older individuals can augment their vibration plate training at a physical therapy clinic with convenient senior balance exercises performed at home.

Senior Balance Exercises For Mobility

    Combining working out on a vibration plate and practicing senior balance exercises at home is a winning combination to improve stability and mobility for older adults. One way to make your workout on a vibration plate the most effective involves learning how to center your body weight in the middle of your feet to help control your body weight shifting. This equilibrium routine can be practiced at home at your own pACE  AND CONVENIENCE. The first step is to stand with your feet shoulder width apart and center your body weight in the middle of your feet as if you were aligning along a straight plumbline through the middle of your body. In thIS standing position with your body weight centered, you can concentrate on this sense of touch between your feet and the floor or the vibration plate. By focusing on the sense of touch between your feet and the floor, you will increase the sensory input into the balance center in your brain which will help enhance your stability. You can learn how to practice this steadiness technique as well as several senior balance exercises that are clearly demonstrated Buy a knowledgeable physical therapist in the exercise for balance DVD.

Senior Balance Exercises In The Exercise For Balance DVD

    To make the most out of your workout routine,  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

Stay steady by starting balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.

For more information see http://www.mayoclinic.com/health-information/

Giraffe Birth And Balance Exercises

Balance Exercises For All

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

   This week the world has been captivated by a video of a live giraffe birth that reminds us that we all need to work on balance exercises.  Please see more information at   http://www.exerciseforbalance.com/buy-now The YouTube channel that showed the giraffe’s live birth is the second most watched video ever. See the video here: https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=giraffe+live+birth&view=detail&mid=E6A7A1F644ADD9D8AF69E6A7A1F644ADD9D8AF69&FORM=VIREThe story, presented by the Associated Press, begins in HARPURSVILLE, N.Y.  As the story goes, the long-awaited arrival of April the giraffe’s baby has made Animal Adventure Park the second most live-viewed channel in YouTube’s history. April’s livestream had more than 232 million live views and 7.6 billion minutes of live watch time since February, second only to League of Legends eSports, which has been around since 2012, YouTube said on Monday. The channel had its biggest day on Saturday, with more than 14 million live views. More than 1.2 million viewers were watching the livestream simultaneously on YouTube when April gave birth Saturday morning, making it one of the Top 5 most-watched moments. The not-yet-named male baby giraffe was running around with its mother within three hours of birth at the private zoo in Harpursville, a village 130 miles (210 kilometers) northwest of New York City. Animal Adventure Park owner Jordan Patch said the baby was healthy and April was recovering “perfectly.” April and the baby will be introduced to the public when the park opens for the season next month. “We’re going to see that baby and mom really develop a beautiful bond,” Patch said. The zoo is holding a contest to name the baby, charging $1 per vote, with proceeds being split among wild giraffe conservation efforts, zoo upgrades and support for families of children experiencing unexpected medical expenses. April’s fans can continue to watch mother and baby on livestream now. But eventually, after the baby is weaned, it will move on to be paired with young females at another zoo, where it will produce calves of its own, Patch said. Watching the video is a good reminder for us all to practice leg strengthening exercises and balance exercises on a daily basis to avoid falls.

Balance Exercises For Every Day Living

    Performing balance exercises every day is a great way to maximize stability with all movement activities and reduce the risk of falling. Whether you are an athlete and you want to make your level of performance better in basketball, gymnastics, foot ball, ice skating, skiing, rock climbing or many other sports or maybe you are a Mom who has to hold one child in one arm while cooking or cleaning with the other hand, balance training and rehearsing steadiness routines is essential for your optimal performance. Additionally, there are millions of senior citizens who would benefit from daily rehearsing of equilibrium routines like standing on one foot for twenty seconds three times in a row. This single leg standing exercises helps to build stronger balance reactions and better steadiness with walking and standing activities. No matter what your level of physical fitness is, you can benefit from practicing balance exercises that are presented by a knowledgeable Physical Therapist in the Exercise For Balance DVD.

Balance Exercises In The Exercise For Balance DVD

Learn how to perform balance exercises with the Exercise For Balance DVD

    For people of all ages,  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 general 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

Stand steady by starting balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.

For more information see http://www.mayoclinic.com/health-information/

Bone On Bone And Senior Balance Exercises

Senior Balance Exercises For Arthritis

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

   Many older individuals suffer with bone on bone conditions at the knee and hip joints, which can be helped by a course of leg strengthening exercises and senior balance exercises. Please see more information at   http://www.exerciseforbalance.com/buy-now Medical researchers and healthcare providers have determined that Osteoarthritis is associated with advancing age and is characterized by the degradation and erosion of articular cartilage, inflammation of synovial membrane, sclerosis of subchondral bone and formation of osteophytes. The progression of Osteoarthritis causes arthritic symptoms, such as joint pain, swelling, stiffness, deformation and loss of functions in middle-aged and the elderly. With the onset of joint pain and stiffness, many older individuals experience a change in their walking pattern. These aging folks with knee or hip pain tend to shuffle their feet or walk with a limp. Both changes in gait lead to a greater risk for falling.  Optimal management of patients with
knee osteoarthritis requires a combination of non- pharmacological with pharmacological treatments, even surgical interventions when needed. In
non-pharmacological interventions, rehabilitation including exercise and physical therapies may be important alternatives for bridging the gap between the disease onset and final operative intervention. One part of physical therapy for Osteoarthritis includes leg strengthening exercises as well as senior balance exercises that help to improve stability and limit the possibility of a fall.

Senior Balance Exercises For Osteoarthritis

     In order to handle the changes that occur with osteoarthritis including joint pain, stiffness and alterations in gait, medical professionals recommend that older individuals perform both leg strengthening exercises as well as senior balance exercises. One appropriate equilibrium routine that you can practice in the comfort of your own home involves standing on  One leg for about twenty seconds and repeating that process three times in a row. You can Also practice standing on the other foot for twenty seconds for three repetitions. By practicing this single leg standing routine, you will develop both increased leg muscle strength and improved steadiness, which will help with both standing and walking activities. Furthermore, by practicing A leg strengthening routine called mini squats, where you stand next to a counter or sink and slowly bend up-and-down at the knees for twenty repetitions you will enhance leg strength, which also will help with stability during walking and standing routines. You can learn how to correctly perform leg strengthening routines and senior balance exercises by following the demonstration of a qualified physical therapist in the exercise for balance DVD.

Senior Balance Exercises In The Exercise For Balance DVD

    To help with Osteoarthritis pain in the knee and hip joints, 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

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

For more information see http://www.mayoclinic.com/health-information/

2 Coordination And Senior Balance Exercises

Simple Senior Balance Exercises

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

   Older adults can practice certain senior balance exercises at home which will help combat the risk of falling and incurring an injury from a fall. Please see more information at  http://www.exerciseforbalance.com/buy-now For  most older individuals, aging can bring a certain number of changes that significantly impacts their quality of life and independence. As an example, as we age we tend to lose strength in our legs and trunk muscles, we become stiffer at our ankle and knee joints, we lose sensitivity to the touch between our feet and the floor and we see a reduction in coordination which leads to a greater incidence of tripping and falling. Coordination enables us to properly lift our feet over a threshold coming in through a door or enables us to turn smoothly in the kitchen or bathroom without losing balance and falling. As a result, it is imperative for older adults to practice coordination as well as steadiness exercises to help improve overall stability and help minimize the potential of a fall.

Coordination With Senior Balance Exercises

    IN our physical therapy clinic, we help older individuals perform combinations of senior balance exercises and coordination exercises to advance their overall steadiness and reduce their incidence of falling. One example of a combined coordination and steadiness routine involves setting up in a line a series of six inch high plastic cones approximately eight inches apart. We start by having the aging individual stand sideways to the cones. To start the stability and routine, the patient stands on one foot and steps over the first cone with the other foot. The patient continues to walk down the series of cones by standing on one foot and lifting the other foot up and over the cone. This stability routine involves both static standing on one leg and dynamic movement while reaching to the side with the other leg. This combination of static and dynamic movements mimics a natural walking pattern where you must stand on one foot while swinging the other foot in a forward, backwards or sideways direction. This stepping over the cones routine also involves coordination to not step on top of the cone or to not kick the cone over. You can progress this routine to make it more challenging to the coordination aspect by having the person tap their foot on top of the cone as they are moving the foot over the cone. You can easily rehearse this equilibrium routine at home by using plastic cups to step over. Be sure to set up the cones at home near a counter or table if you need to hold on every once in awhile.  As you at home or our patients in the clinic practice this routine, all older individuals will be able to enhance their balance and coordination abilities which will translate to a reduced incidence of falling. You can practice other senior balance exercises in the comfort of your own home by following along with a demonstration of a qualified physical therapist in the exercise for balance DVD.

Senior Balance Exercises In The Exercise For Balance DVD

    To workout safely at home,  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

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

For more information see http://www.mayoclinic.com/health-information/

Women’s Baseball And Senior Balance Exercises

Senior Balance Exercises For Baseball

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

   In celebration of the Women’s American League baseball team, the old-timers are taking to the field once again after first practicing senior balance exercises. Please see senior balance exercises     http://www.exerciseforbalance.com/buy-now This year is the twenty-five year anniversary of the movie A League Of Their Own. The movie detailed the fantastic story of a women’s baseball league that played during World War II. The main actors and actresses in the hit film included Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Rosie O’ Donnell and many many more. This year, they are having a twenty-five year anniversary softball game with the whole cast and director Penny Marshall. The movie captured the hearts and minds of thousands of Americans as it depicted the hard-working women athletes who brought smiles to many patrons during the tough war years. The movie also captured highlights of the grueling travel schedule as well as hard-fought baseball games around the country. In the movie there are scenes of sliding into second base, diving for ground balls and catching fly balls off the ivy wall of Wrigley Field. To perform these athletic feats, it is first recommended to practice baseball skills as well as senior balance exercises to perform all athletic endeavors at the highest level.

Senior Balance Exercises For Sports

     To reenact some of the iconic scenes from the movie a league of their own, the old-time players need to perform senior balance exercises to play the game of baseball safely. Before hitting the field for the anniversary game, the players can warm up with equilibrium routines like standing on one foot for twenty seconds three times, followed by repetitions on the other foot three times. They can progress to side to side weight shifting activities where they stand with their feet shoulder width apart and transfer weight from one foot to the other in a slowed and controlled manner. Additionally, they can progress their balance skills to include quickly shuffling side to side or front to back, with quick and deliberate turns in direction. Before playing at the twenty-five year reunion game, all involved can practice at home with the senior balance exercises presented by a qualified physical therapist in the exercise for balance DVD

Senior Balance Exercises In The Exercise For Balance DVD

Learn balance exercises with the Exercise For Balance DVD

    For a great baseball reunion,  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

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

For more information see http://www.mayoclinic.com/health-information/

Training Effects And Senior Balance Exercises

Senior Balance Exercises For Active Living

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

  Many older adults are finding that staying active with physical fitness, healthy eating and senior balance exercises results in improved quality of life in later years. Please see more information at   http://www.exerciseforbalance.com/buy-now Those in the aging population who make a point of participating in fitness activities demonstrate that staying active is a key component to healthy living and independent living in their “golden years.” These senior citizens are proving what medical scientists have been reporting for the past number of years. As an example, the British researcher, E. J. Bassey, states emphatically that, “it is clear that physical training can improve the physical condition and maximum capacity of those individuals who are elderly. Furthermore,  Bassey goes on to say that “a physical training program by itself will bring no lasting benefit unless it catalyzes a change in the person to participate in a more active lifestyle which incorporates an appropriate amount of spontaneous exercise. This translates of course into a purposeful dedication to a more active lifestyle than that which is usually chosen by older adults in their later years. Typically, older individuals tend to adopt a more sedentary lifestyle following the time of their retirement. For better health, however, being more sedentary is counterintuitive to being more healthy. Medical researchers as well as healthcare providers like doctors, physician assistants, and physical therapists have shown that older individuals who remain active are healthier in many criteria of physical and mental status. Medical providers, however, recommend that those folks in the aging population practice specific senior balance exercises every day to improve their steadiness with all fitness activities.

Senior Balance Exercises For Fitness Routines

  older adults who start their day with senior balance exercises are more apt to be healthy in later life by avoiding falls and by staying active. You can easily incorporate equilibrium routines into some of your regular morning daily activities. As an example, while you are brushing your teeth you can practice standing on one foot for twenty seconds and repeating that three times. By standing on one leg at a time, you will build needed steadiness that is required for standing on one leg while you are walking. You can progress this single leg standing exercise by standing on one foot and slowly, in a controlled fashion, reaching forward to pick up items off your bathroom counter like a comb, water glass, or deodorant. By combining dynamic movement activities with static standing exercises, you will advance your stability skills to be able to maintain an upright, stable position during challenged gait activities like walking up and down stairs, on thick carpet indoors or thick grass or hiking trails outdoors. You can learn how to properly perform this single leg standing exercise as well as other senior balance exercises by following the demonstration of a knowledgeable physical therapist in the exercise for balance DVD.

Senior Balance Exercises In The Exercise For Balance DVD

    To stay safe and active in later years, consider getting 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 specific 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. Don’t wait! Get your copy of the Exercise For Balance DVD by clicking on the BUY NOW button

Stay active by starting balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.

For more information see http://www.mayoclinic.com/health-information/

Myelin Growth And Senior Balance Exercises

Senior Balance Exercises For MS Patients

By Suzanne Stoke, Physical Therapist @ Exercise For Balance via www.exerciseforbalance.com
New studies show that there is help and hope for folks with Multiple Sclerosis to eventually improve mobility with programs such as participating in leg strengthening routines,  senior balance exercises and myelin development. Please see more information at  http://www.exerciseforbalance.com/buy-now A breakthrough international study  – led by Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland, United Kingdom – has been recently published in the journal Nature Neuroscience. The study looked at how the brain repairs itself, which could revolutionize treatments for individuals who suffer with multiple sclerosis. The research, performed on mice and tissue cultures, reveals for the first time that a type of cell involved in immune control also releases a protein that triggers regrowth of myelin. study looking at how the brain repairs itself could revolutionize treatments for multiple sclerosis. The research, performed on mice and tissue cultures, reveals for the first time that a type of cell involved in immune control also releases a protein that triggers regrowth of myelin. Worldwide more than 2.3 million people are effected by Multiple Sclerosis. Multiple  Sclerosis Is a disease in which the immune system mistakenly attacks the tissue of the central nervous system, which consists of the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. In multiple sclerosis, the immune system attacks and destroys myelin. Myelin is the fatty protective sheath that surrounds and insulate all nerve fibers. As the Myelin damage increases, it disrupts the signals that travel to and from the brain along the affected nerves. This results in significant difficulties such as having problems moving extremities, difficulties with standing up from a chair or getting out of bed, difficulties with standing and walking balance. Other symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis include:
Episodes of dizziness
  • Loss of balance and coordination
  • Increased reflexes
  • Eye problems such as blurred or double vision
  • Feelings of tingling or numbness, especially in the extremities
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Loss of arm, hand or leg strength
  • Difficulty speaking and slurred speech
  • Muscle tremors
  • Muscle stiffness
  • Paralysis
  • Problems with thinking, concentration, memory and judgment
As a result, individuals with multiple sclerosis are more likely to experience a fall and are therefore encouraged to practice balance exercises on a daily basis to help enhance any potential of steadiness with standing and walking movements.

Senior Balance Exercises For MS

    To help with the weakness and instability of Multiple sclerosis, medical professionals like doctors, nurses and physical therapists suggest a course of senior balance exercises be started in clinic and followed up with a program of stability routines at home. Now you can perform simple equilibrium exercises in the comfort of your own home. One such steadiness routine involves standing on one foot while you hold on to a sink or counter. with single leg standing exercise, the goal is to stand on one foot for twenty seconds and repeat that routine for three repetitions on each foot. Single leg standing exercises help to both enhance stability but also build necessary leg strength. Now you can rehearse single leg standing and other senior balance exercises at home by following the instruction of a qualified Physical therapist in the Exercise For Balance DVD.

Senior Balance Exercises In The Exercise For Balance DVD

Learn how to perform balance exercises with the Exercise For Balance DVD

    For those folks with Multiple Sclerosis, please  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

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

For more information see http://www.mayoclinic.com/health-information/

Family Fitness And Senior Balance Exercises

Senior Balance Exercises For Older Folks

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

   One great way to enjoy family time together is to be active with walking, biking or other physically fit programs that first require senior balance exercises to stay safe. Please see more information at   http://www.exerciseforbalance.com/buy-now Being active is a healthy choice for family members of all ages. You skip time at the gym and you can find fun outdoor activities that are great for the whole family.  Look for ways the whole family can get active together! You’ll all benefit, because regular physical activity can help:
• control weight
• build strong bones and prevent bone loss
• improve sleep
• relieve depression
• decrease risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and high blood pressure
• improve quality of life at all ages It may sound impossible to add even one more thing into your busy family schedule.
Try keeping a log of each family member’s daily activities for one week. You’ll get an idea of when you might be able to get everyone together  for physical activity. It can also help you see which activities you can cut  back on, like screen time. As kids get older the appeal of the playground fades and the lure of electronic devices gets stronger. It can be hard for them to get an hour of physical activity each day if they don’t take part in P.E. or sports. While an hour each day might sound like a lot of time, there are many ways to build activity into your family routine. Even smaller blocks of 15 or 20 minutes will add up. Here are some family activity ideas: Enjoy the great outdoors. Take a walk or bike ride in your neighborhood. Put up a basketball hoop in  the driveway or play catch in the yard. Head to the park with the dog or a soccer ball. Rediscover your inner child. Play a family game of tag or hot potato. Try a pillow fight or squirt gun battle.  Have a dance party and take turns playing DJ. Replace screen time. Instead of heading right for the TV or computer after dinner, make that your active  family time. Switch up movie night with bowling or miniature golf. Make it a friendly competition. See who can hula hoop the longest. Race to the corner store. Have a jumping jack contest. Keep track of everyone’s physical activity for a month, and offer a prize to the family member who logs the most hours. Plant a garden. Growing fruits and veggies gives your family a reason to get outside each day. It also encourages healthy eating habits. Team up on chores. Rake leaves, shovel snow, do yardwork and tackle other home-maintenance projects as a family. In the end, you will have improved your home and your family’s health. Park and walk. Make it a habit to park a bit further from school or church and walk the rest of the way. Remember, active parents raise active children. Set an example and make fitness a priority for you and your family. Additionally, choose activities that the older individuals in your family can participate in like an adventure walk or bocci ball. For those aging folks, first perform senior balance exercises to boost your stability skills and reduce your risk for falling.

Senior Balance Exercises For Outdoor Activities

   By practicing senior balance exercises every day, older adults are able to improve their steadiness to join in the family fun of being more active. One equilibrium routine to start with for being active with the family involves standing on one foot and lifting the other foot up onto a step. If you have an open or free standing step, you can even practice stepping up onto a step and then over the other side back onto the floor to increase steadiness with going both up and down stairs. To make it easier for you, You can practice senior balance exercises and leg strengthening exercises at home by following along with the directions of a qualified Physical Therapist in the Exercise For Balance DVD.

Senior Balance Exercises In The Exercise For Balance DVD

    To join in the family fun,  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

Activate your family by starting balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.

For more information see http://www.mayoclinic.com/health-information/

Soviet Research And Senior Balance Exercises

Senior Balance Exercises For Better Health

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

   Medical researchers across the globe have been proving that healthy lifestyles for those in the aging population can be  found through a combination of staying physically fit, eating healthy foods and practicing senior balance exercises to reduce the risk of falling and sustaining an injury from a fall. Please see more information at  http://www.exerciseforbalance.com/buy-now As the world population ages, medical scientists have been putting more emphasis on studying what keeps older individuals healthy and independent in their later years. In addition to American and British researchers, Soviet medical scientists have published studies on the aging population. Goer, I.Y. in his study, “Physical Activity and Aging- A Survey of Soviet Literature,” investigated the benefits of staying physically active in later years of life. Gore and other Soviet researchers found that the human organism remains highly functional and adaptive as long as it is given suitable challenges to which it can respond. These Soviet researchers stated that when this occurs, there are positive effects on the adrenals, blood chemistry, carbohydrate metabolism, the cardiovascular system, the respiratory system, and the Nervous system. As a result, these researchers as well as healthcare professionals recommend that older individuals continue to participate in physically active events in their golden years. Medical providers, however, also suggest that individuals in the aging population perform certain senior balance exercises on a regular basis to boost their steadiness with all fitness activities.

Senior Balance Exercises To Stay Upright

     Healthcare professionals have demonstrated that the most effective way to limit the potential of a fall is to rehearse senior balance exercises every day. Some of the components of an adequate equilibrium program include learning specific steadiness strategies, developing strong trunk and leg muscles through strengthening exercises and rehearsing certain balance exercises for seniors. The lower extremity muscles most needed for exceptional balance include the front thigh muscle, quadriceps, the calf muscle, gastrocnemius. Furthermore, the most essential trunk muscles that help with steadiness are the, paraspinal muscles along the back and abdominal muscles in the front. Strong leg and trunk muscles should be complimented with strong and fast balance reactions at the feet and ankles for adequate equilibrium. Having fast and responsive balance reactions help your feet and ankles adapt to any changes in the terrain that you are walking on. Furthermore, it is essential to practice dynamic balance exercises that improve a person’s ability to control and shift their body weight safely. These specific steadiness techniques and senior balance exercises can be practiced on a daily basis by following the direction of an experienced Physical Therapist in the Exercise For Balance DVD.

Senior Balance Exercises In The Exercise For Balance DVD

Learn balance exercises with the Exercise For Balance DVD

    To 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

Stay upright by starting balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.

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Benefits Of Fitness With Senior Balance Exercises

Senior Balance Exercises Help With Fitness

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

   Staying physically fit in later years with participating in cardiovascular endurance programs, strengthening exercises and  senior balance exercises enables older individuals to live independent and healthy lives. Please see more information at  http://www.exerciseforbalance.com/buy-now Many aging adults place a high value on remaining active and healthy in their later years. Numerous medical studies have been published over the years showing the benefits of participating in physical activity for those in the aging population. As an example, some research studies have presented information on the specific benefits and effects of regular physical activities for senior citizens. In Los Angeles, California at the Andrus Gerontology Center, DeVries reported that a well -planned program of physical conditioning leads to improvement in cardiovascular functioning for those in later years. The study shows that for older adults the heart function is better, the blood pressure load is reduced, nervous tension decreases, blood pressure is normalized, the individual’s percentage of body fat drops and the statistical probability of a heart attack decreases. For these cardiovascular benefits to be achieved, medical professionals such as doctors, physician assistants and physical therapists recommend that older adults first begin a series of senior balance exercises to improve their steadiness and decrease their potential of a fall during physical activities.

Senior Balance Exercises For Vigorous Walking

    The first step towards enjoying a vigorous walk that helps cardiovascular health, weight loss and mood elevation is to perform senior balance exercises to build necessary stability. You can rehearse certain equilibrium routines that pertain to being steady during walking as well as standing activities. As an example, you can start with standing on one foot and swinging the other foot slowly forwards and backwards as if you were taking a step. This combination of static and dynamic standing routines is a solid foundation for walking on flat or uneven surfaces or for stepping up curbs or stairs.  You can slowly progress your stability routines by advancing to tandem walking. The goal of tandem walking is to walk along the line, usually along a hallway or long counter,  and touch your heel of your front foot with the toes of your back foot. By walking along a line in in this narrow base of support, you will develop strong balance reactions at your feet and ankles, which will help to keep you steady while you are walking on uneven terrain either outdoors or indoors. Once your stability skills are noticeably better, you can progress to walking outside on various uneven surfaces  like thick grass, uneven sidewalks or hiking trails. You can learn how to correctly perform these and other senior balance exercises by following the demonstration of a knowledgeable physical therapist in the exercise for balance DVD.

Senior Balance Exercises In The Exercise For Balance DVD

Learn how to perform balance exercises with the Exercise For Balance DVD

    Medical researchers have proven that fitness routines build excellent cardiovascular health but it is recommended that you first 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

Stay strong by starting balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.

For more information see http://www.mayoclinic.com/health-information/

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