These excercises can improve balance and strength to reduce risk of falls.
- Heel Lifts – Stand with feet flat on the ground. Raise your heels to stand on your tiptoes. Hold for a second and then lower.
- Toe Lifts – Stand with feet flat on the ground. Raise your toes in the air so your weight is on your heels. Hold for a second and then lower.
- Leg Lifts – Stand straight and lift one leg off the ground. Hold onto a chair for support if needed. After 10 seconds, lower leg. Switch sides and repeat.
- Heel To Toe Walk – Slowly walk forward placing the heel of one foot directly in front of the other. Look ahead some – it helps keep your balance. Repeat for 20 steps.
- Backward Leg Lifts – Stand straight with feet shoulder width apart. Hold on if you need to and lift one leg behind you and lower it back down. Switch sides.
- Sit To Stand – Sit in a sturdy chair. Place both feet on the floor. Stand using only your legs and then slowly sit down. You can hold your arms out in front of you or cross them.
- Wall Push-Ups – Place your hands on the wall at chest height with your fingers pointed up. Keep your back straight and slowly bend your elbows to bring your body toward the wall. Then straighten your arms to push away from the wall.