Improves balance and co-ordination. Can help strengthen legs and ankles.
Make this easier
- Hold chair/do it seated.
- Take 2-3 steps forward.
- Leave a gap between the heel and toe.
Make this harder
- Walk unsupported (or supported if you've previously done the exercise seated).
- Walk further forwards/backwards if appropriate.
Stand with a chair nearby for support if needed.
Walk heel to toe along an imaginary line on the floor.
Once you complete the 2-3 steps forwards, you can either turn around and walk back to your starting point or walk backwards, if you feel comfortable completing the movement in this way.
Look straight ahead throughout the exercise.