Do you often find yourself stubbing your toe on the doorframe or tripping over a curb? Perhaps you’re just clumsy, or you may be suffering from balance problems. Let’s explore some exercise strategies that can help you maintain a good balance.

Test your balance

The best way to start your journey to better balance is to do a one-leg stand test. Stand on the floor and lift one foot, balancing your weight over your remaining standing leg. Try it on both sides. Normally, you should be able to stand on one leg for at least 20 seconds without too much shaking. It is best to do this daily.

Enhance body awareness and control
Before you can do any body-weight exercise, you must first be aware of your body’s position. Doing yoga or tai chi while paying attention to how you shift your weight can do wonders for your body.

Improve posture
Posture affects your body’s ability to center your weight. Having postural control is key to maintaining balance. Practice breathing exercises and avoid sitting for long periods.

Improve coordination
The next time you head out, look out for improper walking patterns and try to walk with intention.

These exercise strategies do not require any equipment. All you need is focus and intention.