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Head Movements to Perform While Standing

Do this exercise twice a day. Try to progress to doing this 15 to 20 times for each head movement. Then try to do this with your eyes closed.

  • Stand with a chair in front of you and a wall behind you. If you begin to fall, you may use them for support.
  • Stand with your feet together and your arms at your side.

Step 1

Picture of moving head up and down

Move your head up and down 10 times.

Step 2

Picture of moving head side to side

Move your head side to side 10 times.

Step 3

Picture of moving head diagonally: up left, down right

Move your head diagonally up and down 10 times.

Step 4

Picture of moving head diagonally: up right, down left

Move your head diagonally up and down 10 times on the other side.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerBarrie J. Hurwitz, MD - Neurology
Last RevisedDecember 16, 2010

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