The results from a large study in Sweden has found that
poor balance triples your risk of getting a fractured hip as you get older. Improving your balance is one of the best ways to prevent fractures. One of the simplest ways to improve your balance is to practice standing on one leg. Start by holding onto the back of a chair with one hand and balancing on one leg for a count of 15. Then switch to the other leg. Try not to wobble when you do this. When you're ready for something more challenging, remove the chair. Stand on one leg without using anything to balance yourself. Focus on centering your body. If you want even more of a challenge, close your eyes while balancing. Practice your balancing routine everyday. You should notice improvement in just a couple of weeks.