Are your legs feeling weak and tired? Maybe you haven’t experienced this yet, but it’s something you worry about. If that’s the case, you’re not alone. Many seniors worry about developing weak legs. After all, having strong legs is vital for balance, preventing falls, and maintaining your independence. Thankfully there are ways you can keep your legs strong and healthy by doing leg strengthening exercises!
Improving strength and mobility in your legs requires taking care of bone health, enjoying a healthy diet, and exercising regularly. If you want to take charge of your own body and start improving your balance and strengthening your legs, then give these 10 leg exercises for seniors a try!
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Leg raises are great exercises that will help strengthen your lower body. They will also help to improve your balance and flexibility. During this exercise, you will be targeting your legs, hips, lower back, and pelvis area.
To begin this exercise start by lying on your back, keeping one knee bent, and one knee straight. Make sure your toes are pointing towards the ceiling and place your palms down for support. Next, raise your straight leg to the level of your bent knee and then return back to the starting position. Try to repeat for 10 repetitions and then repeat with the opposite leg.
If you feel that the exercise is too easy then try adding a low weight to your ankle or you can try holding the raised position for up to 10 seconds. You can also try to raise both legs at the same time to make the exercise more of a challenge.