Balance Exercises for Senior Adults to Prevent Falls

Grandpa do the Tai Chi

When you’ve reached your senior years, having good balance may mean the difference between staying injury free and getting a fracture. During this time, it’s important more than ever to stay away from injuries. A simple slip may cause a fracture, that may not have been a big deal when you were younger, but in your older years could mean loss of independence of even fatality,

To keep falls at bay, balance exercises are a must. Some of them include:
  • One-legged stands
  • Heel rises
  • Heel-toe walk
  • Sit-to-stand
  • Tai Chi and Yoga
To know more about each exercise, read “How to Improve Your Balance as You Age