Simply start by incorporating balance training in daily activities, such as standing on one foot while doing dishes or brushing teeth. Having a sturdy object (e.g., kitchen or bathroom counter) in front to grab is important in case a loss of balance occurs. The older adult can begin with five balance-specific exercises, performed two times per week with each exercise lasting for 10 to 15 seconds. Exercises based on needs and abilities should be selected. With safety being a critical factor, it is necessary to clear the environment of any obstacles. It is also important to remember that someone with poor balance should not perform exercises alone.