Try Tai Chi or any gentle form of martial arts or yoga that involves slow, flowing movements. But always talk to your doctor before trying something new.
Try some balance exercises. Your doctor will know which ones are best for you.
Review your medications. Tell your doctor if you feel dizzy after taking a medication or combination of medications.
Have your vision and hearing checked. Not being able to see clearly or even slight changes in hearing can affect balance.
Get up slowly when you’ve been sitting or lying down to prevent sudden drops in blood pressure that can make you unsteady.
For the young and healthy, maintaining balance takes no effort at all. As we get older, however, balance becomes more elusive.
With age, our bodies change and our balance can be thrown off. Physical changes, health conditions and even some medications can affect balance. But it’s never too late to take steps to improve your balance.
Here are just a few tips to consider: