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Building Better Balance Exercise Program

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Overview

This 50-minute exercise program demonstrates exercises designed to improve balance and reduce your risk for falls. The exercises are divided into the following five components:

Before you begin

  • Please discuss with your healthcare provider before beginning any exercise program.
  • To get the most out of this program, we recommend that you participate all of the exercises in sequence at least 3-4 times per week.
  • Perform these exercises in a cool, well-ventilated environment. Wear breathable clothing and use cooling devices as needed to prevent overheating.
  • Stay hydrated by drinking water before, during and after the workout.
  • Plan flexible rest breaks in between exercise components to avoid excessive fatigue or overheating.
  • Your symptoms may change from one session to the next. Listen to your body and adjust the frequency, intensity and duration of the exercise program accordingly.
  • If the activity aggravates an existing symptom, you should stop, rest or modify the activity. 

  • When a workout is no longer challenging, we recommend that you gradually increase the intensity and duration of the workout to improve strength and endurance.
I understand that the “Building Better Balance” online videos involves strenuous physical activity which carries with it certain inherent risks. As a participant, I agree to assume all risk associated with this program and fully waive and release the National MS Society, its chapters, directors, officers, administrators, representatives and executors, past and present representatives and successors and other persons from any and all claims, liability, or causes of action arising out of injury to me while participating.

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