I'm Jennifer McCamish, and today we are going to show you lateral stability exercises for the active older adult. The abductor and the adductor muscles that surround the hip play a critical role in balance. However, these muscles can become under utilized because we do not use lateral movement during our daily activities. So by incorporating a couple of these exercises into your daily routine, you can establish stability, improve your balance and prevent falls. Let's get started. Our first exercise is called side leg lift. We're going to have Carol lean into something sturdy so you can use a counter top or the back of a couch at home. She's going to step away from her apparatus and bend two knees softly, take the outside hand to the hip, point her outside toe away from the body and begin to lift and lower. Our second exercise is lateral walking with a resistance band. If you do not have a resistance band, that's something pliable that you can put around your knees or just above the knees, you can actually still do this without and still get the same benefits. This is just going to give you a little extra challenge. So Carol is going to hold onto something sturdy so the back of a couch or a counter top and she's going to begin to walk sideways, step together and she's got that resistance as she abducts away and then she comes back the other direction. When she is ready she's going to take the hands off the bar or off her sturdy prop, maybe take her hands to her hips and challenge the core work a little bit deeper. This helps improve her balance a little bit more. Our last exercises are for the adductors. We're going to place Carol on a stability ball and this is going to challenge her core a little bit more because it's on an unstable surface, however, if you do not have one of these at home you can sit on a chair, preferably one that has a hard base so that you are not collapsing in the mid section. We want you to sit tall on the sits bones like she is here. We're going to place a playground ball at her knees, just air ball there, hands on the hips and exhale, squeeze, two, three and release, nice.