The ability and skill to walk is one of the key indicators of a person's ability to function. As we get older, our step length becomes shorter and gait speed slows down. Our ability to walk is affected not only by the strength and mobility of the large lower limb muscles, but also by the mobility of the ankle joints and the sense of position and movement. It is important to perform stepping exercises on different surfaces that affect the ankle posture. Shifting one’s balance from one leg to another (or from one buttock to another if sitting down) is a key part of walking. The same movement strengthens the muscles in the core and the pelvic area. Shifting the balance from one leg to another when standing up functions as a good movement exercise for the ankle.
Leg lifts and step exercises bring more strength to walking. As a result of a sedentary way of life, the hip flexors and gluteal muscles acting in pairs may get out of balance, which affects the pelvic tilt, and therefore the posture. Step exercises are a good way of exercising buttock muscles, but the use of the Airwalker also works well, for example. When doing core exercises, it is important to maintain muscular balance by using all directions of motion the spine allows, but also static exercises that help to maintain posture are important. Walking bars help people rehabilitate their reduced ability to walk, but they also allow challenging dynamic movements, when one exaggerates one's leg movements back and forth.