When it comes to doing exercises for seniors, one of the key rules is to start slowly. To do most exercises, one needs to stand firmly on the floor. When seniors start exercising, they need to take first steps slowly and work their way up. If a person feels pain or dizziness during exercises, it’s better to take a break and continue only after the pain subsides. If a person regularly feels pain or dizziness, it’s better to stop exercising and talk to the doctor.
The following five exercises can help seniors improve their balance. If one feels difficulties while doing any of the exercises described below, they can modify them to make them according to their needs.
It’s one of the best exercises to improve balance. Stand tall with your feet in line with your hips. Start gently rotating your head from left to right, up and down for 30 seconds. If you start feeling dizzy, stop doing the exercises and continue after a break.
Stand in front of a step (you can use a staircase or a sturdy step stool for this purpose). Put your hand on the wall to get support when it’s needed. Stand with the feet hip-width apart. Then slowly lift your leg and tap on the top of the step. Repeat 15 to 20 times and switch the leg.
It’s one of the best exercises to improve balance and mobility. Stand upright and place your feet hip-width apart. Slowly bend your knee and lift your foot until your thigh is parallel to the floor. Alternate legs until you do ten marches on each leg.