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Work Ankles for Balance

Sunday, April 18, 2010

We have been getting an increase in calls about balance issues. What can I do to improve balance? What standing exercises can I do with risk of falling? Can I exercise using my walker?

While overall good fitness and good posture have lots to do with improving balance, there is one area of the body- often overlooked- that can help balance dramatically. Your ankles. Strengthen your ankles, increase their flexibility and mobility and you're on the right track.

Stay strong,

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
HAPPYMOM8 4/18/2010 11:56PM

    Thanks Anne- We all need that!

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EMMABE1 4/18/2010 3:49PM

    That is a good point - we do forget the importance of our ankles in balance. A lot of mobility challenged people have ankles that are very stiff or even frozen. They tend to leave them be - as it can be hard, even painful to move them - but its worth the effort - it really can help in balance improvement!!

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SANDYZEE 4/18/2010 3:22PM

    i'm looki ng forward to getting the DVD. emoticon


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DIAMON2 4/18/2010 12:53PM

    Hi Anne, I do have balance problems and will practice strengthening my ankles. Nancy

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