Balance Exercises for Seniors: Improve Strength and Posture
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Perform three days a week with one day of rest between workouts (i.e., Monday, Wednesday, Friday).
Most of us take our sense of balance for granted. We don't usually think about it until we have a problem, such as dizziness, instability, or even falling. Maintaining stability or a firm center of gravity is essential for a variety of daily activities and physical safety. For example, common tasks such as walking, taking the stairs, and even rising from a seated position necessitate balance. Good posture is also associated with good balance. Proprioception, or the ability to sense the position, location, and orientation of each body part in relation to other parts, is responsible for balance tasks. Maintaining control of your body as you age may become more difficult. With these simple exercises, you can avoid declines and keep your sense of balance sharp.
Use proper form. Take time to learn how to properly perform each exercise. Lifting weights effectively requires you to move through the entire range of motion without pain. The better your form, the less likely you are to injure yourself. If you can't maintain good form, reduce the weight, or the number of repetitions. Remember that proper form is important even when picking up weights or returning them to the rack.
If you're unsure whether you're performing an exercise correctly, seek advice from a personal trainer or other fitness professional.
Please consult with a doctor before starting any workout or fitness program. This is especially important if you haven't exercised in a long time, if you have any health concerns, if you're pregnant, or if you're an older adult. Please speak with your doctor to determine the amount of exercise that is appropriate for you.