The side leg raise is an exercise to improve balance and strength.
- Stand straight, directly behind table or chair, feet slightly apart.
- Hold table for balance.
- Slowly lift one leg to side, 6-12 inches.
- Hold position.
- Slowly lower leg.
- Repeat with other leg.
- Your back and knees are straight throughout exercise.
- Add balance modifications as you progress.
Do the side leg raise as part of your regularly scheduled strength exercises. To improve your balance, add these modifications as you progress: Hold table with one hand, then one fingertip, then no hands; then do exercise with eyes closed, if steady.
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