Several health conditions associated with seniors, including arthritis, low and high blood pressure and heart disease, can negatively affect their ability to remain in a steadily balanced state. Balance not only maintains a strong composure, but it also prevents from detrimental slips, trips and falls.
In a recent article, Aging Care discusses the importance of balance-enhancing exercises for seniors, which include:
- Tightrope Walk
- Rock the Boat
- Toe the Line (“Heel-Toe” Walk)
- Flamingo Stand
Engaging in these at-home exercises regularly will greatly improve balance and coordination, reducing the risk of serious injury prone to older adults. Seniors should not engage in exercises that seem strenuous or difficult, unless directed to do so by a doctor.