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Backwards Tandem Walk (balance exercise video)

This is an interesting and challenging balance exercise. You can do it anywhere (as long as you have checked the floor is clear first). 

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If you find this a bit challenging, or would like to build confidence going backwards (totally understandable, it does feel strange!), then try this video first: Walking Backwards.

When you do this, think about standing up tall, maintaining your posture and staying steady.

Although we are aiming for a tightrope walk, your feet don't need to touch. Leave a bit of space inbetween so you don't trip over your own toes...

Perform this walk next to a wall, table, kitchen worktop or just something you can hold onto if you feel unsteady.

I am doing this in socks as it's a good way for you to see exactly what my feet are doing. On some floor surfaces, socks can be slippery though. As a general rule, we suggest wearing soft-soled, securely-fitting shoes to exercise in. 

When you get to the end, stop and take your feet wide apart. Pause for a few seconds before taking a few steps to gradually turn around. Don't rush the turn or turn your head too fast, as this can throw your balance off. 

I hope you enjoy doing this exercise with me!


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Kerry

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