Exercise for independent living seniors

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Exercise for independent living seniors

A simple and easy way for independent living seniors to tone the leg muscles is: Lie flat on your back, legs extened straight up with toes pointed(easy does this when beginning, a slight bend if necessary); try to keep your hips, knees and ankles in a straight line. With your toes always pointed, bend first your right knee, and bring your foot as close to your buttock as possible; raise leg to beginning position, then repeat with the left leg (note, the opposite leg should be kept straight in the air, muscle tight). Repeat with both legs four times, then flex the feet and repeat exercies four more times, each leg. Bring legs down and relax before standing. These exercises can be done on a continuing basis for firming and toning your legs.



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