Set aside time each day to build muscle and improve coordination.
Setting aside 20-30 minutes each day to build muscle and improve coordination can help you stay mobile for years to come.
Stand On One Leg
Did you ever hold balance competitions with your childhood friends or siblings? If so, you’ll probably recognize this exercise. Stand behind a table or desk and place your hands on top.Keep your right foot planted on the ground and lift your left foot. Hold the position for 30 seconds, then switch feet. After you’ve practiced for a few weeks or months, stop using the table. The goal is to stand on each leg for at least a minute without any external support.
Rock The Boat
Begin this exercise by standing behind a table or chair with your feet together. Once you’re centered, lift your left leg off the floor and out to the side. Hold for two to three seconds and bring your foot back. Repeat with your right leg. To maximize the balance boosting effects, do at least three reps on each side.
Walk The Tightrope
This exercise sounds a little scary, but there aren’t any balancing poles, safety nets, or skyscrapers involved. Start by laying a long piece of string or jump rope on the floor. If these items aren’t available, simply imagine a straight line that begins at your feet and extends outward. Lift your arms and hold them out to your sides for balance. Walk without veering from the line for 10 to 20 steps, heel to toe, or from one end of the room to the other. Once you’ve finished the line, turn around and go back the other way. Repeat four times. If you want to make it more challenging, hold your foot in the air for two or three seconds each time you take a step.