VIDEO: Strength Exercises to Prevent FallsClinical Expertise
Sep 22, 2021
I’m gonna demonstrate a simple balance exercise that can be done at home to help improve your stability and reduce your risk of falling.
For this exercise, you’re gonna begin standing in a corner at a distance where you can reach out and easily touch the walls with both hands if you need to.
To begin the exercise, you’re gonna start with your feet together so that they’re touching and try to hold that position for 30 seconds. Following that, you’re gonna turn your head all the way to the left and all the way to the right 10 times, nice and slow, same thing up and down, 10 times.
If that exercise feels too challenging, try it with your feet separated, or if that exercise feels too easy, try that same sequence with your eyes closed.
For your safety, the first time you try this exercise, have a friend or family member with you.
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