Vibration Benefits And Senior Balance Exercises
Senior Balance Exercises For Vibration Platform
By Suzanne Stoke, Physical Therapist @ Exercise For Balance via www.exerciseforbalance.com
Vibration platforms are becoming popular for older adults to workout on to build bone and muscle strength, and starting with senior balance exercises will help to maximize your fitness program. Please see http://www.exerciseforbalance.com/buy-now Recently, a research article, Risks and benefits of whole body vibration training in older people, was published in the Oxford Journals. Exercising on a vibration platform involves standing on a platform that vibrates at a high frequency over a small amplitude. The article explained that training on a vibration platform has many benefits including:
-improvements in bone health
– increases in femoral neck bone mineral density
– improved muscle torque and power
– whole body vibration training also improved measures of mobility, gait and balance that have previously been related to fall risk
Overall, the researchers found that neuromuscular benefits of vibration training were significantly greater than those of resistance exercise. before starting vibration training, however, it is a good idea to perform certain senior balance exercises to enhance your steadiness while on the vibration platform.
Senior Balance Exercises For Improved Stability
Before embarking on an fitness program on a vibrational platform, you can start senior balance exercises to advance your balance abilities. As an example, you can begin with an equilibrium routine where you center your body weight in the middle of your feet and focus on keeping that body weight centered while standing. this standing balance technique will establish strong balance reactions at your feet and ankles. Additionally, this standing balance routine will develop a strong connection between the sensory input in your feet and the balance center in your brain. With this balance strategy, you will be prepared to start a beneficial fitness program on a vibration platform which will further develop your balance skills, leg strength and bone density. You can learn how to do this balance strategy and other senior balance exercises by following along with the instruction of a qualified Physical Therapist in the Exercise For Balance DVD.
To prepare for using a vibration platform, please initiate a program of the best balance exercises with the Exercise For Balance DVD. The healthcare professional recommended Exercise For Balance DVD is a first rate instructional DVD to use at home or in a group setting. The easy to understand and to follow Exercise For Balance DVD includes a step by step series of up to date balance and strength exercises necessary to optimize senior fitness and to perform basic daily activities like shopping, doing laundry, walking, standing, cleaning house, stair climbing or to advance to more difficult activities like skiing, dancing, playing golf and hiking. In the comprehensive Exercise For Balance DVD, you will learn how to improve stability, steadiness techniques and 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
Enhance your fitness program by starting balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.
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