Exercise Tips for Falls Prevention

One Leg Stand – no support

  • Stand on one leg
  • Try to hold this position for 10 seconds
  • Stand on the other leg
  • Try to hold this position for 10 seconds

One Leg Stand – hold support

  • Stand up tall beside bench
  • Hold on and look ahead
  • Stand on one leg
  • Try to hold this position for 10 seconds
  • Stand on the other leg
  • Try to hold this position for 10 seconds

Knee bends – no support

  • Stand up tall and look ahead
  • Place your feet shoulder-width apart
  • Squat down half way, bending your knees
  • The knees go over your toes
  • When you feel your heels start to lift, straighten up
  • Repeat 5 times

Knees bend – hold support

  • Stand up tall facing the bench with both hands on the bench
  • Place your feet shoulder-width apart
  • Squat down half way, bending your knees
  • The knees go over your toes
  • When you feel your heels start to lift, straighten up
  • Repeat 5 times

To be continued …  Watch this space