Stand on One Foot

What You Need: Sturdy chair
You can do this exercise while waiting for the bus or standing in line at the grocery. For an added challenge, you can modify the exercise to improve your balance.
  1. Stand on one foot behind a sturdy chair, holding on for balance.
  2. Hold position for up to 10 seconds.
  3. Repeat 10-15 times.
  4. Repeat 10-15 times with other leg.
  5. Repeat 10-15 more times with each leg.

Safety

  • 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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