Falls Prevention - Improving Strength & Balance

Doing regular strength exercises and balance exercises can improve your strength and balance, and reduce your risk of having a fall. It's important that a strength and balance training programme is tailored to the individual and monitored by an appropriately trained professional. You can watch this vido produced by Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) Falls Prevention Group and this film demonstrates a series of simple exercises designed to help you improve your health and wellbeing and reduce your risk of falling.

Top Tips

Here are some top tips to help prevent falls.

Look after your feet

  • Make sure your shoes/slippers keep your foot firmly in place. Avoid narrow heels, open backs or worn soles

Stay Well

  • Eat healthily and regularly and always take your medicines on time and as prescribed.

Look after your eyes

  • Have your eyes tested regularly – it's free if you're over 65

Stay active, stay steady

  • Be active – try to do 30 minutes of moderate activity every day to help you maintain balance and muscle strength – this could be split into 3 x 10 minute sessions across the day

Look after your home

  • Replace worn floor coverings, remove clutter and ensure your home is well lit

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Partners

  • NWL LSA
    Sport England
  • Active Partnerships
    Equality Standard
  • Harborough LSA
    Active Oadby and Wigston
  • Active Hinckley and Bosworth
    Charnwood LSA
  • Leicestershire County Council
    Safeguarding
  • Blaby LSA
    Melton LSA
  • Active Rutland
    Active Leicester