Balance Exercises for Seniors
Balance exercises help build strength in your leg muscles in order to
maintain balance and prevent falls.
These particular types of exercises
help seniors improve balance and stability.
Before you begin these balancing routines make sure you have a table
or chair that you can hold on to.
Start out by holding onto the table
or chair with one hand. As you proceed through the exercises try using
just your finger tips to improve balance and stability.
As you get
comfortable with using just your finger tips, try a few of these
exercises for balance without holding on to anything.
Make sure that
the chair or table is still next to you if you need it for balance.
There are six different exercises and videos in this series. A couple
of these include more than one exercise.
Balance Exercises List
You can view all the videos in this series. Just use the next button
below the list.
If you want to just try one or two of them, use the links below.
This one requires a chair
that is the proper height for you. A kitchen chair (not the stool
height) works best.
Side Leg Raise
While these are focused on
maintaining proper posture, they also help with balance. These are
perfomed while sitting, so make sure you have the proper height chair.
Senior Balance Workout
This is a five minute
workout doing senior balancing exercises. You will need a chair to help
maintain stability while doing this workout.
To start with the first video in this series, use the next button below.
These are just a few balancing workouts on this site for
seniors to gain
You can try these other balance exercises from the Mayo Clinic
It includes instructions and a picture to ensure you are doing them
Exercise is great for losing weight, keeping bones and muscles strong
and many other health benefits. It's also a great way to help with your diabetes and controlling
Check out these stretching exercises that are great for seniors and
those with physical limitations. They are performed in a chair so you don't have to worry about losing
your balance while stretching your muscles.
Senior Fitness Tips
Use these tips to help you start your senior fitness program. You
should include strengthening, stretching, endurance and balancing