Senior Balance Exercises For Movement Activities

By Suzanne Stoke, Physical Therapist @ Exercise For Balance via

  It’s time to get your groove on, starting with senior balance exercises. Please see As we age, it is easy to succumb to inactivity and a sedentary lifestyle. Unfortunately, as we grow more sedentary, we follow a path of inactivity, immobility, deconditioning, weakness, imbalance and a greater risk for falling as well as various health problems. To be active in later years, we must be intentional.  Medical experts like physical therapists, nurses and doctors recommend getting at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise most days of the week. If you have a busy schedule, this may seem like a lot. But there are many ways to add exercise to even the busiest schedule.

Why make the time for exercise?

Getting regular exercise benefits your health in many ways:
  • Strengthens your heart and lungs
  • Lowers your risk for heart disease and stroke
  • Strengthens and tones your muscles
  • Lowers blood pressure and cholesterol levels
  • Helps you lose extra pounds
  • Improves sleep
  • Relieves stress
  • Improves balance
  • May help prevent certain cancers
  • May help slow bone loss


Senior Balance Exercises For Safe Movements

  to be safe with movement activities, it is important to begin with senior balance exercises. To transition from a sedentary lifestyle to an active lifestyle, starting with equilibrium routines will help to reverse generalized weakness, deconditioning and imbalance. Stability routines are designed to build steadiness with various movement activities like moving from sitting to standing, ascending and descending stairs, walking on uneven surfaces or enjoying outdoor events like playing golf or bocce ball. Equilibrium routines can begin with basic static stability exercises like standing on one foot for twenty seconds, three times on each foot. Steadiness routines can be progressed to include walking along a straight line in a tandem fashion where one foot is directly behind the other foot. In this tandem walking manner, you will challenge your balance reactions at your feet and ankles. You can learn these senior balance exercises and steadiness techniques by following the direction of an experienced Physical Therapist in the Exercise For Balance DVD.


Senior Balance Exercises In The Exercise For Balance DVDbalance exercises

    To get started on the best balance exercises please get the Exercise For Balance DVD. The healthcare provider recommended Exercise For Balance DVD is an excellent educational DVD to use at home or in a group setting. The easy to follow Exercise For Balance DVD is complete with  a step by step series of the best balance and strength exercises needed to enhance senior fitness and to perform basic activities like shopping, walking, standing, stair climbing or to advance to high level activities like skiing, dancing and hiking. In the  comprehensive Exercise For Balance DVD, you will learn how to improve stability, steadiness techniques and balance routines from a balance instructor — 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

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

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