Low-Impact exercises to prevent falls and improve balance may not be as attractive as having a full hour of a HIIT workout. I know we all love the feeling of hard work and sweat. However, sometimes, all we need it is some low-impact training. Stretching & Working Out are part of low-impact training and they are the perfect duo that most of us try to keep separate. Therefore, to prevent falls and improve balance, it is essential than everyone, not just older adults; practice some stretching. Whether is high, low or medium impact exercise, stretching will prepare our muscles and provide additional strength to improve our balance.
Can You Really Prevent Falls?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in four adults over the age of 65, fall each year. It could be as simple as slipping on a wet floor or tripping over a rug. Older adults are at a high risk or losing their balance and/or fall. Exercise seems to be the key to healthy aging, and that is why most nursing homes and/or community centers, have exercising groups for people over 50 years old. At Lexington Avenue gym, we understand this concern and are prepared to help you. We have partnered with Rock Steady Boxing, which provides and alternative form of working out, not only for those who suffer from Parkinson’s disease, but also for those just looking for a low- impact work out.
How Can You Start
There are many resources in social media that can help you find the right exercise for you. In conclusion, you can start by joining a group or simply visit a local gym. At Lexington Avenue gym, we are committed to helping everyone that wants to stay healthy. Here are some basic exercises that you can start practicing at home or at the office, that will help improve your balance:
- Perform the sit-to-stand exercise
- Do a progressive balance exercise
- Perform a toe stand
- Do a single-leg stand exercise
- Walk heel-to-toe
Another thing you can do to help improve your muscle strength; it is increasing calcium intake. This will help your bone structure as you age, and will help easing the work outs. You will feel less sore and more up to increasing the number of repetitions. Therefore, you will be more willing to keep up with the exercises.
Ready For A Challenge?
Lexington Avenue gym is located in Mount Kisco, NY and we will be happy to welcome everyone that ones to make a change on their lives. Give us a Call now for more information or to make an appointment.