Features November 2019 Issue

Conquer Fear of Falling

Stand with your feet side-by-side.

Conquer Fear of Falling

You can lower your chances of falling by improving balance and muscle strength.

To strengthen the calf muscles and small muscles of the ankles and feet, try this simple exercise: Stand up tall and rise straight up on your toes. Try to stay stable for three seconds. Have your hands hovering over a surface (close but not touching) for safety. Work up to doing this 20 times. Eventually, try doing this on one foot. Start with five repetitions.

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