Exercise is one of the important ways to reduce chances of falling. Read on to find out the exercises we recommend.
Always have a sturdy object such as chair within reach just in case you feel wobbly.
Stand Straight. Raise one leg, bending your knee to 45 degrees. Hold for 5 to 10 seconds. Repeat 10 times and then switch legs. Try one-leg stands while waiting in lines, washing dishes or watching TV.
Walk with the heel of the front foot touching the toe of the back foot as you take 10 steps forward.
Unassisted Standing From A Chair
Sit in a firm chair and stand without using your arms for balance.
Ankle Pumping When You Get Out Of The Bed
If you are prone to dizziness when rising from your bed, sit on the edge of the bed for a few seconds and pump your ankles before you stand up.
Try a Tai Chi program, which is excellent for promoting balance.
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