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Prevent Falls with These Exercises

Did you know that improving your balance also reduces your risk of tripping or falling?
These exercises help strengthen the muscles that improve your balance. As you practice them, try to increase the time that you hold each pose. If you breathe deeply while staying in position, you pass the time and relax easier.
  • Stand on one foot.
  • Sit down and stand up without using your hands.
  • While holding onto the back of a chair, bend your knees slightly and lift your heels up and down slowly at least 10 times.
  • Sit in a kitchen chair and extend one leg out in front of you. Lower your leg and repeat 10 times with each leg.

Walking, swimming, and practicing tai chi are other ways to improve your balance, strength, and endurance.