3 Exercises to Improve your Balance

DID YOU KNOW...

One in three older adults falls each year.  
Falls can result in severe injuries, such as hip and wrist fractures.
To reduce your risk of falling, you can improve your balance with exercises that build strength and flexibility. 

Try these 3 balance exercises:

💥Use a sturdy chair for support or the kitchen worktop. 

Heel Raisers: 
Raise your Heels taking your weight over your big toe. Hold for a few seconds and lower your heels under control. Repeat 10 times

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Single-leg stand: 
Lift one leg off the ground for 10 seconds. Change legs. 

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Tandem stand: 
Place one foot in front of the other with the toes of the back foot touching the heel of the front foot. Hold for 10 seconds then change legs.

 

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If you do struggle with your Balance or have had a recent fall, then why not come along to one of our Staying Steady Sessions which will help you improve your strength and balance and increase your confidence. For more information get in touch with Emma or Richie. 

Richie Paxton