Steadying Unsteady Feet: Four Strategies to Improving Mobility
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Steadying Unsteady Feet: Four Strategies to Improving Mobility


Steadying Unsteady Feet: Four Strategies to Improving Mobility

As people age, they tend to become less steady on their feet. This then often leads to mobility issues that become progressively worse over time.

If this unfortunate scenario matches your current circumstances and you want to improve your overall mobility then consider implementing the following suggestions.

1- Ensure you're wearing suitable footwear

When choosing footwear, look to purchase well-fitting, soft-soled boots. By doing so, your stability should improve due to the footwear's better fit and increased traction. Another factor that can cause instability is the height of the heel.

2- Work simple balancing exercises into your daily routine

Simple balancing exercises (like standing on foot) can help you improve your balance over time when performed daily. Be sure to stand within reach of a stabilising object when performing such exercises in case you lose your balance.

3- Join a tai chi class

Tai chi is a great low-impact exercise that works the various muscle groups needed to maintain a strong sense of balance. Many people who partake in such classes report a marked improvement in their overall stability, leading to increased mobility over time.

4- Consider alternative flooring options

It's harder to stay balanced when walking on trick carpeting. if you are able to, consider installing hardwood, tile, or laminated flooring in place of any existing carpets. Throw rugs should also be reconsidered as they aren't flush with the floor and can slip beneath your feet.

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