Increase your balance through
exercise. Wear supportive
footwear and use a firm, stable
chair for support. Then start with
five repetitions of each exercise.
Add one or two every day until
you reach 15 repetitions. Try
these four exercises:
• Stand with your weight on one
leg. Keeping your toes pointing
forward, bend your other leg
and raise it to the side, in front
or behind you. Slowly lower
the leg back down. Switch
legs and repeat.
• Walk, putting your heel right in
front of your toe, like walking a
tightrope. Stay near the wall to
help your balance if needed.
• Stand up from and then sit
down on a chair without using
• Raise your heels slowly from
the floor until you are standing
on your toes. Repeat five
times. Reverse the movement
so you are lifting up your toes
and shifting onto your heels.
Over time, you can add the
• Hold the position for a longer
amount of time or do more
• Close your eyes while you do
• Let go of your chair or other
Sources: WebMD.com and
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