Exercise: Benefits of Exercise

Frequently Asked Questions

5. How can improving my balance help me with everyday activities?

Balance exercises like tai chi can improve your ability to control and maintain your body's position, whether you are moving or still. Good balance is important to help prevent falls and avoid the disability that may result from falling. Improving your balance can help you

  • prevent falls
  • stand on tiptoe to reach something on the top shelf
  • walk up and down the stairs
  • walk on an uneven sidewalk without falling