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The next time you are standing at the water cooler, washing your hands or even doing dishes, use the opportunity to challenge your balance and strengthen your ankles

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1. Lift one foot and stand on one leg for 30 seconds. Make sure you switch legs so you do the exercise for both legs.

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2. If you are alone in the room and want to challenge yourself further, try closing your eyes and keeping balance. To really challenge yourself, keep your eyes closed and try swinging your arms diagonally across your body, from the hip of the standing leg to over the shoulder of the lifted leg.

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