8 Simple, Low-Impact Balance Exercises For Healthy Aging

Single Leg Stands: Stand on one leg while maintaining your balance for 10-30 seconds

Heel-to-Toe Walk: Walk in a straight line placing the heel of one foot directly in front of the toes of the other foot with each step.

Balancing on One Leg with Arm Raises: Stand on one leg and slowly raise the opposite arm out to the side and overhead.

Tandem Stance: Stand with one foot directly in front of the other, heel to toe, and hold this position for 10-30 seconds.

Sit-to-Stand: Sit on a sturdy chair and stand up without using your hands. Then, slowly sit back down.

Leg Swings: Stand next to a sturdy chair or wall for support. Swing one leg forward and backward in a controlled motion

Clock Reaches: Imagine you're standing in the center of a clock. Lift one leg and reach it forward to the 12 o'clock position

Tai Chi or Yoga: Participate in a tai chi or yoga class, which incorporate slow, deliberate movements that improve balance

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