My physio therapist says that if you cannot balance very well, even 3 or 4 seconds is better than 1 or 2. She advocates standing in a V shape. By this she means stand where it’s safe, facing a corner (this is the V) where you can either grab something with each hand or fall safely against a wall. You need to check your back too with a safe chair that won’t fall with you.
Then the exercises.
- Stand on one leg. One or two seconds? Great. Next week, it might be 3 or 4. Occasionally, I can now do 5 or 6
- Just stand with feet together. You’ll sway perhaps, and can only do it for 15 seconds You will improve (hopefully). I can now do 40 seconds
- Cross your feet. How long can you stand?