Slide show: Balance exercises
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When you're ready to try balance exercises, start with weight shifts:

  • Stand with your feet hip-width apart and your weight equally distributed on both legs (A).
  • Shift your weight to your right side, then lift your left foot off the floor (B).
  • Hold the position as long as you can maintain good form, up to 30 seconds.
  • Return to the starting position and repeat on the other side. As your balance improves, increase the number of repetitions.
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