Senior Balance Articles
Five Common Reasons That Seniors Fall - Chicago Tribune
From the Fall Prevention Clinic of America in Naperville, IL comes a list of things that can cause balance problems for seniors.
Exercises to Keep Your Equilibrium
This article includes a fall prevention tipsheet and some pictures of exercises you can try.
Exercises - Buzzle
well-rounded article covers the four major areas of senior fitness -
balance, strength, stretching, and endurance. It does not talk about
specific exercises but instead gives you an overview of each area and
tells you why it's important.
Simple Balance Exercises - EzineArticlesDescribes
two easy exercises that you can do at home that will help strengthen
the muscles of the lower leg, which greatly influence balance.
the Walk and Prevent a Fall - New York Times
a general overview of the prevalence and costs of falling. Covers
common contributing factors like a change in medication, sarcopenia,
etc. Then talks about some interesting technology they are studying
that may help us reduce falls in the future.
Exercises for Seniors - EzineArticlesGoes over some simple strength and balance exercises.
Balance Exercises That Can Improve Balance - Buzzle
Advanced single leg progressions are covered in this article. Also goes
mentions some posture cues, safety tips, and balance apparatuses.
Concerned About Falling - USA Today
Covers some interesting information about the aftermath of a fall in terms of injuries, costs, and quality of life.
Your Doctor if You Fall - USA Today
article expounds upon the interesting fact that often people who fall
do not tell their doctor. Also goes into detail about how the walking
motion of seniors differs from younger people and my increase their
chances of falling.
Approach to Falls Needed - BBC
article suggest that perhaps too much attention is being placed on
osteoporosis medicine in order to prevent broken bones when it might be
better to focus on balance exercises, strength training, and home
safety improvements .
Improved After Knee Replacement - American Senior Fitness Association