Nearly any activity that keeps you on your feet and moving, such as walking, can help you maintain good balance. But specific exercises designed to enhance your balance are beneficial to include in your daily routine and can help methods to improve balance.
The body’s balance system works through a constant process of position detection, feedback and adjustment using communication between the inner ear, eyes, muscles, joints and the brain. Deep inside the ear, positioned just under the brain, is the inner ear.
Your treatment may include: Balance retraining exercises (vestibular rehabilitation). Therapists trained in balance problems design a customized program of balanceretraining and exercises. Therapy can help you compensate for imbalance, adapt to less balance and maintain physical activity.
Squats strengthen muscles of the core that also act as stabilizers and help you maintain balance. Balance and stability are both key in fall prevention. Doing squatsalso improves the range of motion in your ankles and hips thus aiding in preventing injury by improving your flexibility.
Losing your balance while walking, or feeling imbalanced, can result from: Vestibular problems. Abnormalities in your inner ear can cause a sensation of a floating or heavy head and unsteadiness in the dark. Nerve damage to your legs (peripheral neuropathy).