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 infront of your toe, like walking atightrope. Stay near the wall tohelp your balance if needed.
• Stand up from and then sitdown on a chair without usingyour hands.
• Raise your heels slowly fromthe floor until you are standingon your toes. Repeat fivetimes. Reverse the movementso you are lifting up your toesand 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 dothe movement.
• Let go of your chair or othersupport.
Sources: WebMD.com andfindingbalancealberta.ca
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