Senior Balance Exercises To Prevent Falls

By Suzanne Stoke, Physical Therapist @ Exercise For Balance via www.exerciseforbalance.comsenior balance exercises

    To stay safe and on our feet, we can both learn to walk like a penguin and practice senior  balance exercises. Please see   http://www.exerciseforbalance.com/buy-now To keep from slipping or tripping and falling, we can learn from some of the best experts in the animal world around us. For instance penguins can teach us how to use effective means of improving balance while walking. Penguins typically use small steps to navigate in their world. By taking small steps, we can naturally focus on the sensory input from our feet to the balance center in the brain. By concentrating on the touch between the feet and the ground, we will automatically enhance our stability through this sensory feedback. Furthermore, taking small steps decreases the speed and excursion of our body’s center of gravity, which also decreases the potential for a fall. Another balance technique that can enhance steadiness is using a wide base of support with standing and walking. We  can learn from the giraffe that employing a wide base of support is an excellent way to advance balance. Using a wide base of support naturally maximizes stability of a person with all standing and walking movements. Balance exercises for all

Senior Balance Exercises Improve Stability

    Rehearsing senior balance exercises as well as applying certain stability techniques from the experts in the animal world can help us improve steadiness and reduce the risk of falling. Lets take the outstanding example of a flamingo. These fabulous birds teach us how to stand on one foot with superior balance. A flamingo steadies himself over one foot by shifting their body weight directly over the top of the foot that is on the ground. In that position, the flamingo can control his weight shifting and maintain his equilibrium for hours at a time. By putting it all together, to have good balance we can follow:
– the penguin’ example to take small steps
– the giraffe’s example to use a wide base of support
– the flamingo’s example to line up  one’s body weight over the center of the weight bearing foot
you can learn these stability techniques demonstrated by our fun loving animals as well as which specific senior balance exercises to perform to enhance steadiness by following the instruction of a knowledgeable physical therapist in the exercise for balance DVD.

 

Senior Balance Exercises In The Exercise For Balance DVD

    To learn how to safely navigate in the environment around you, begin the best balance exercises with the Exercise For Balance DVD. The Exercise For Balance DVD is an exceptional DVD to use at home or in a group setting. The easy to follow Balance DVD is loaded with the best balance and strength exercises needed to enhance senior fitness and to perform basic activities like walking, standing, stair climbing or to advance to high level activities like dancing and hiking. In the Exercise For Balance DVD, you will learn how to improve balance, balance techniques and balance routines from a balance trainer –licensed Physical Therapist– who has worked with balance and dizziness disorders for over 20 years. Get your copy of the Exercise For Balance DVD by clicking on the BUY NOW button

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Learn from excellent teachers in the world around us and start balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.

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