Getting regular exercise helps to improve strength, balance, coordination, and flexibility, helping you to prevent the risk of falls. Some great ways to gain exercise include walking and swimming. Looking into the activities that your local fitness centre offer is another great choice, as it gives you the chance to keep active whilst meeting new people. Other exercises like Tai Chi and Yoga help to improve balance and muscle strength, giving you more confidence in your abilities.
Agencies who provide care like Horizon Care Ltd work with you to improve confidence and can help to encourage you to stay active. Talking to a doctor or healthcare professional helps to give you a clear idea of what exercise is best for you. It is important not to push yourself and do more than you are capable of. If you are referred to an occupational therapist, they will be able to advice you at home on suitable exercise programmes targeted to improve strength, how you take steps, and balance.
A great place to get free guides on how to improve strength and balance through exercises can be found on the Age UK website here.