Prevent falls with simple home exercises
As people age, they lose balance, strength, and flexibility. This increases their risk of falling. That’s why it’s important for older adults to regularly do exercises that focus on improving these areas.
Also, did you know that a decreased ability to stay balanced while walking is one of 10 common reasons why seniors shuffle their feet?
3 exercises for balance
Here are 3 balance exercises from Eldergym that reduce fall risk. The exercises increase the ability to stay balanced while walking or doing everyday activities. They’re simple and can easily be done at home. Each video demonstration is less than 2 minutes long.
Doing a few of these balance exercises every day is highly recommended for all seniors!
1. Single leg stand
2. Raise arm and leg together
3. Heel to toe walk
Prevent accidents while exercising
The most important thing is that your older adult doesn’t fall or hurt themselves while exercising. For safety, advise your senior to stand next to a stable chair or kitchen counter, as mentioned in the videos. The first time they try a new exercise, it’s a good idea to stand close by or hold their hands until you’re sure they can do it safely on their own.
Next Week Stay tuned for more simple home exercises that help reduce fall risk
By DailyCaring Editorial Staff
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