Staying stable on your feet and able to correct yourself to avoid a fall is an important skill for anyone, but is especially helpful as people age.
Each year more than one-third of people 65 and older fall, according to NIHseniorhealth.gov.
Balancing exercises can help improve control and body position to help prevent a fall.
While going to a gym and working out is always an option, there are simple exercises that can be completed at home to improve balance. When doing them at first it is helpful to have something to hold on to like the back of a sturdy chair, but as the exercises are practiced you may have less need for support.
Some of the suggestions from NIHseniorhealth.gov include:
The National Institute on Aging suggests keeping a daily record to track improvement. Once you see improvement, NIA suggest increasing the challenge by no longer relying on the chair for balance or trying the exercises with your eyes closed.