There are countless ways to reduce falls, but balancing exercises are an easy and convenient fall reduction activity that can be performed anywhere at any time. Most falls occur because of balance issues, so this is a great way to reduce fall risks for seniors.
As with all other changes to your routine, it is important to speak to your doctor before starting an exercising routine. Your doctor can give you guidance on how to exercise safely and can further help your exercising plan. Once you speak with your doctor, try slowly incorporating these simple exercises into your daily routine:
Repeat this exercise 10 times. You can safely do this exercise up to five times a day five times a week. This exercise does a great job of strengthening your back, legs, and arms.
Repeat this exercise 10-12 times up to four times a day. Try to do this exercise seven days a week if possible. Heel raises are perfect for strengthening ankles and calves, which are an important part of balancing the body.
Complete this exercise up to 10 times a day. You can complete this multiple times a day five days a week depending on your comfort level. Core movement exercises help strengthen your ab muscles, a very important muscle for balancing the body.
These simple and easy to do exercises can be the difference between keeping balanced and experiencing a dangerous fall. While these are just a few exercises, there are many other options to consider. Speak with your doctor for a personalized exercise plan that fits your needs.