Strengthen your core

Published: July, 2015

Exercising your core — the muscles of your abdomen, back, and hips — improves balance and reduces the risk of falling. Start small by doing planks on a table: Stand in front of a table and lean over, resting your forearms on the tabletop. Keep your elbows directly below your shoulders while you keep your body straight from the feet to the neck. Hold the position for as long as you can.