Talk with your doctor if you are unsure about doing a particular balance exercise.
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.
- 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.
- Choose a spot ahead of you and focus on it to keep you steady as you walk.
- Take a step. Put your heel just in front of the toe of your other foot.
- Repeat for 20 steps.