• Single Leg Stand

     Single Leg Balance: Maintaining good balance in our later years will help mitigate fall risk. 

  • Loading the player...

    Single Leg Stand - Prostate Cancer Exercise Program; Mr. Nick Pratap, BSc, Kin, Clinical Exercise Physiologist
    Single Leg Stand - Prostate Cancer Exercise Program; Mr. Nick Pratap, BSc, Kin, Clinical Exercise Physiologist
  • Single Leg Stand - Diabetes Exercise Program

     Single Leg Balance: Maintaining good balance in our later years will help mitigate fall risk. 

                           

    Sign up to our monthly Home Exercise video series for weight mangement 

    Standing behind a chair, with one hand holding on for support, lift one foot off the ground. Take your hand off the chair, while having it hover overtop the chair. The chair is there if at anytime you feel like you may lose your balance. Keep your vision fixated on one point. Aim to keep your leg lifted for 15-30 seconds to start, building up to 1min. If needed, start with a shorter timeline like 5-10 seconds and gradually build up. Perform this same exercise for the opposite side.

    You can help to maintain your muscle mass through regular exercise and many find that regular exercise actually improves their energy levels. Before getting started, please check with your family physician to talk about how you can reduce your risk of osteoporosis and to ensure this exercise is right for you.  Often seeing a local family physician or a physiotherapist in conjunction with a registered dietitian and athletic therapist is a great option to take control of this condition. Smart Food Now and exercise is also optominal for overall health.   

    Mr. Nick Pratap BSc. Kin. Case Manager, Happy Hearts Coordinator, VGH Centre for Cardiovascular Health, Local Kinesiologist, Vancouver BC, Physiotherapy Now

Obesity Now

Obesity Now

-->