Strengthening the abdominal muscles

More stability in the lower spine will make even longer standing and walking easier.


Exercise step by step

  1. Objective: More stability in the lower spine to ease standing and walking.
  2. Starting Position: Lie on your back with your knees bent.
  3. Movement: Lift your right leg at the hip to a right
    angle. Bend your lower leg at the knee to a right angle. Press your left hand firmly against your knee while keeping your abdominal muscles firmly tight. Hold this position for 10 seconds. Repeat 5 times on each side.
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