Is it possible for seniors to prevent balance problems by exercising?
Yes. Exercising can reduce and improve such problems. I have had balancing problems, and the following exercises have helped me a lot. One of the best exercises for balancing issues is “rock the boat.” Stand while your feet are hip-distanced apart, lift and stretch the arms to the sides. Then, lift one foot and bend your knee so that you can bring the heel toward the bottom. Wait for 30 seconds, and switch to the opposite side. Another helpful exercise was “weight shifts” for me. Stand with your feet apart. Shift the weight onto one foot, and then raise the other foot; wait for 30 seconds. Repeat it three times. The last and the most famous yoga balancing pose you are probably familiar with is the “tree pose or Vrikshasana.” Shift the weight onto one foot, place the other foot against your ankle. Then, hold up for 1 minute.