These Exercises For Balance Help Us To Remain Active And Independent In Our Senior Years



Exercises for balance along with strength, flexibility and endurance training, should be part of our fitness program to insure an active and independent lifestyle in our senior years.

These workouts help us to maintain our stability while standing still, and while we are walking or moving. The following workouts help us to remain stable while

  • Putting on our clothes
  • Standing for a prolonged period of time
  • Walking or climbing curbs, stairs, ramps or a ladder

You can click on the links below for a detailed discussion of each activity.

Toe Stands

This workout strengthens our muscles that allow us to run, jump, stand and walk efficiently. It helps us to complete most daily activities by maintaining good stability while walking and standing.

Heel Stands

This workout strengthens the muscles that prevent us from dragging our toes when we walk, climb stairs, and step on curbs. We are then less likely to stub our toes and stumble.

One Legged Stand

This workout increases the limits of our stability. It also strengthens our leg muscles.

Tandem Stands

This workout improves our coordination and stability. It also strengthens our leg and trunk muscles.

Heel Toe Walking

This workout improves our coordination and stability. It also strengthens our leg and trunk muscles.

Tandem Walking

This workout improves our coordination and stability. It also strengthens our leg and trunk muscles.

Cross Over Walking

This workout improves our coordination when we must cross our legs to take a step.

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