Your equilibrium begins to decline as early as your mid-30s. If yours is less than optimal, doing the balance exercises below will help you almost immediately.

  1. Stand on one leg while talking on the phone. Start with your eyes open, then see how long you can last with them closed.
  2. Stand on an unstable surface - a rolled up mat or towel- and do squats or arm curls while holding light dumbbells.
  3. Strength train your legs twice a week; stringer muscles will keep you from falling.
  4. After you have been doing these exercises for six months, retest your balance to see how much improvement you've made.