Walking is a simple but powerful exercise for vertigo that can help your balance. Walking with greater balance will allow you to function better on your own, which in turn may lead to improved self-confidence. As you walk, you will also be working your muscles, which helps you keep muscle tone and may increase your strength.
Because you are moving, there is an increased risk of falling. If possible, do your walking next to a wall with a handrail or in a hall, or be sure to have someone with you.
They’re painful, but most headaches are minor and easy to treat with a basic pain reliever. But if your headaches are severe, happen a lot, or come with other symptoms, you should talk to your doctor about what kind of headache you might have. That way, you can choose the right treatment.
Common types of headaches include:
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If you are concerned about falling, always have someone with you.
Walking exercise 1
Walk 5 steps and stop abruptly. Wait 10 seconds or until any dizziness goes away. Repeat this until you have walked about 50 ft (15 m).
Do this exercise twice. To chart your progress, gradually work up to walking 100 ft (30 m).
Walking exercise 2
Walk 5 steps, and then turn around and walk back. Wait 10 seconds or until any dizziness goes away. Repeat 5 times.
Do this exercise twice. To chart your progress, gradually work up to repeating the exercise 10 times.
Walking exercise 3
Walk and turn your head to the left and then to the right, every other step. Try to walk about 50 ft (15 m).
Walk about 50 ft (15 m) while moving your head up and down.
Walk about 50 ft (15 m) while tipping your head side to side (tip your ear toward your shoulder).
When first starting this exercise, you will probably weave considerably. Weaving less while doing the exercise is a sign of progress. This is a more difficult walking exercise, so consider having someone with you.
Do this exercise twice each day. To chart your progress, gradually work up to walking 100 ft (30 m).
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WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
November 14, 2014
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