As we get older our balance becomes increasingly important as it can help avoid falls and bone fractures. So start with short bursts of standing on one leg then switching to the other. As you gain confidence, increase the time you stand on one leg.
- Another good balancing exercise is to get down on all fours then stretch out your left arm and right leg at the same while keeping your core muscles tight, then switch to the other arm and leg.
- Squats are great to keep your thighs (quads) and buttocks (glutes) in good shape. It’s like sitting down on a chair without using your arms. Try squats on a chair with the seat at knee level but instead of sitting down just touch your bottom to the seat then stand up. Start with five reps then increase them.