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Seniors Improve Balance with Exercise

August 11, 2015
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A group of elderly women “participated in an elastic band exercise program lasting for 8 weeks, exercising for 40 minutes, four days a week with resting terms of 60 sec.” Leg muscle strength and leg muscle endurance both increased significantly as did balance measure by one-leg standing. Researchers concluded that “balance ability and muscle function significantly improved in the exercise group and showing that the intervention is effective at improving balance, muscle strength, and muscle endurance of elderly women.”

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  1. teri green on January 20, 2017 at 5:30 pm

    I have also noticed that those senior citizens who are active have a better gait cycle than those who are inactive. One thing that seems to help those who are inactive with balance is supporting the medical arch in their shoes. We dispense a gel arch support that seems to improve their gait cycle.

    Thanks,
    Teri Green
    Atlas Biomechanics

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