Is it possible for seniors to prevent balance problems by exercising?
You can identify a balance problem by asking yourself some essential questions. If your answer is “yes” to either of these questions, you better make an appointment with your doctor.
• Do you feel dizzy or light or feel light-headedness?
• Do you experience unsteady balance?
• Does it feel like the room is whirling around you for a few moments?
• Do you ever feel like you’re moving while standing or sitting still?
• Do you have a problem with cloudy vision?
• Have you ever lost your equilibrium and fallen?
• Do you feel as if you’re on the verge of collapsing?
• Do you ever feel confused, as if you’ve lost your sense of time or location?
Balance exercises allow you to keep your independence and agility, as well as:
• Make Day-to-Day Tasks Simpler
Maintaining good balance may assist the elderly through doing everyday tasks like tying shoes, making the bed, and reaching higher shelves.
• Promote more physical activities
As seniors’ balance improves, they usually develop the confidence to partake in other forms of physical activity. It includes daily walking around the block or growing vegetables in your garden.
• Averting falls and injuries
Scientists discovered that elders who participated in balance training had about 40% lower risk of falling. If they have better coordination, they’re far less likely to sustain severe injuries if they fail. When a collapse occurs, instead of falling to the floor, it is stopped by rolling.
• Burning more calories
Because most balancing workouts need some effort to stay steady, they can train multiple muscle groups, burn calories, and maintain a healthy weight and BMI (Body Mass Index) for elders. As a result, they are known as the perfect workouts for older adults looking to lose weight. Exercise helps seniors have longer and healthier lives. Balancing activities for seniors may provide both psychological and physical benefits.