Mélina Lamarche

By Mélina Lamarche

September 15, 2015

Health

A Matter of Balance

Article revised on 17 July 2017

For a complete workout, it’s important to focus on strength, flexibility, stamina… and balance!

Actually, we need balance in order to carry out a range of daily activities, such as climbing stairs. Good balance prevents falls, which can sometimes have serious consequences.

How can you know if you have good balance? Do you know what to do to improve your balance?

Here are a few easy exercises you can do a few times a week.

A matter of balance infographic

You’re making progress!

To prevent accidents when starting these exercises, use a chair or the wall for support. As you progress, try to reduce your dependence by removing one hand, and then the other. Eventually, you won’t need them.

Source: National Institute on Aging

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