Ironically our own legs may be the biggest “fall risk” as we age. Falls can result from a combination of factors, and muscle weakness is one of the most significant factors. Fortunately, seniors can improve their leg strength and, by extension, their balance and flexibility by doing a series of easy movement activities several times a week right in their own home. All that is needed to perform these exercises is a pair of stable shoes and a sturdy chair.

  1. Side Leg Raises
  2. Weight Shifts
  3. Heel-Toe Raises
  4. One-Legged Stand
  5. Heel-to-Toe Walk
  6. Walking on Toes

Click here for more information on how to perform these moves and video demonstrations.

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