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Walking is a simple but powerful exercise for vertigo. It can help improve your balance. Walking with greater balance will allow you to function better on your own, which in turn may lead to improved self-confidence. As you walk, you will also be working your muscles. This helps you keep muscle tone and may increase your strength.
Because you are moving, you are more at risk of falling. If you can, do your walking next to a wall with a handrail or in a hall, or be sure to have someone with you.
Here are three walking exercises that can slowly help improve your balance.
If you are concerned about falling, always have someone with you when you take your walks.
Slowly work up to walking 100 ft (30 m). You may want to chart your progress.
Slowly work up to repeating the exercise 10 times. You may want to chart your progress.
When first starting this exercise, you will probably weave considerably. Weaving less while doing the exercise is a sign of progress. This is a more difficult walking exercise, so consider having someone with you.
Do this exercise twice each day. To chart your progress, gradually work up to walking 100 ft (30 m).
Current as of:
December 2, 2020
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: Anne C. Poinier MD - Internal MedicineKathleen Romito MD - Family MedicineE. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine
Current as of: December 2, 2020
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Anne C. Poinier MD - Internal Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine
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