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Keep Your Legs Strong: Everyday Chair Exercises

Following are some exercises you can do to keep your legs strong:

Hips – Legs Apart

Sitting straight, move both legs widely apart (Photo #1) then close them together (Photo #2). Repeat 10 times. Do two sets. Rest between sets.
Photo #1
Photo #2

 

Hip – Sitting Hip Flexion

Bring your knee slowly up toward your chest and then lower it back down to the chair. Repeat 10 times with each leg. Do two sets. Rest between sets. 

Knee – Long Arc Quad

Straighten one of your legs and try to hold it straight for five seconds. Repeat 10 times on each leg. Do two sets. Rest between sets.

Ankle/Foot - Ankle Bend

While sitting, point toes up and keep both heels on the floor (Photo #1). Then, press toes to the floor while raising your heels (Photo #2). Repeat 10 times. Do two sets. Rest between sets.

Photo #1
Photo #2

 

Precautions: Stop exercising if you experience an increase in pain, shortness of breath, dizziness, nausea, or any other abnormal symptoms. 

 

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