Over 50? 4 Ways Balance Exercises Will Help YouSeptember 28, 2018
Here at Blue Harbor Senior Living, each community designs a well-rounded activities program for residents to enjoy. To take care of our bodies, we incorporate a variety of activities such as group walks, fitness classes, hand massages, and meditation.
One of the most important cornerstones of our movement-based activities is balance and stability exercises. Why are balance exercises so important for seniors? Read on to learn all about the benefits of boosting stability as we age.
#1 Fall and Injury Prevention
Falls are one of the leading causes of injury for seniors. That’s why we make fall prevention a priority for seniors. Improving balance is key to preventing falls. Stability exercises help to build strength and balance, keeping us secure on our feet. Check out these great balance and stability exercises for seniors.
#2 Improves Overall Health and Fitness
Balance and stability exercises encourage physical movement. Physical activity has many benefits for seniors, including increased circulation, reduced pain and inflammation, and improved mood and sleep.
#3 Easy on the Joints
As we age, it’s important that we find physical activities that are easy on the joints. Our joints become more vulnerable as we age, so high-impact physical activities, such as running, are more difficult.
Balance and stability-building exercises, such as tai chi, single-leg stands, or standing marches are all easy on the joints. Balance exercises allow us to continue being physically active without putting undue stress on the body.
#4 Improves Posture
Balance exercises help us to strengthen our core muscles. By strengthening our core, we are better able to maintain healthy posture. When we have healthy posture, we decrease the risk of back pain; it’s a win-win situation all around!
Come See for Yourself
If you’d like to experience our dynamic activities program for yourself, please schedule a time to take a tour of one of our active senior living communities. We’d love for you to try some of our activities yourself!
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