Something to try while watching TV…

  1. Sit up tall in a firm, straight-back chair (preferably without arm rests).
  2. With feet flat on the floor, place a weighted ball between the knees (ours happen to be 2 lbs.)
  3. Grasp the edge of the chair near the thighs.
  4. Tighten the knees to hold the ball in place, pull in the stomach muscles, raise knees up  until feet are off the floor, hold for a count of 5, then lower. (Start slowly – try for 5 repetitions.)
  5. If you cannot lift both feet off the ground with bent knees, position the ball (or another object) as described in step 2, and extend legs straight out to the front to whatever height can be achieved. (hold for 5 count – do 5 repetitions to start)
  6. Remember to breathe as you exercise!

 

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