Heel-to-Toe Walk

Tip: If you are unsteady on your feet, try doing this exercise near a wall so you can steady yourself if you need to.
Having good balance is important for many everyday activities, such as going up and down stairs.
  1. Position the heel of one foot just in front of the toes of the other foot. Your heel and toes should touch or almost touch.
  2. Choose a spot ahead of you and focus on it to keep you steady as you walk.
  3. Take a step. Put your heel just in front of the toe of your other foot.
  4. Repeat for 20 steps.


  • Talk with your doctor if you are unsure about doing a particular balance exercise.

  • Have a sturdy chair or a person nearby to hold on to if you feel unsteady.

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