10 Simple Healthy Leg Exercises

Here are ten healthy leg exercises from Juzo that we thought you might like to know about. They're simple and great for when your legs are not doing anything. Feel free to print these out for yourself or share them with a friend.

Seated Position Leg Exercises

Leg Exercise 1

While sitting, elevate one foot off the floor and alternate flexing and pointing your toes. Repeat with the other foot. Do one set of 20 for each foot.

Leg Exercise 2

While sitting, place both feet on the floor and extend one leg straight out in front of you. Hold and contract your thigh muscle. Return your foot to the floor. Repeat with the other leg. Do one set of 10 for each leg.

Leg Exercise 3

While sitting, lift one foot off the floor and draw your heel back towards your seat. Hold and contract the hamstring muscle. Repeat with the other leg. Do one set of 10 for each leg.

Standing Position Leg Exercises

Leg Exercise 4

March in place while loosely swinging your arms. Lift your legs as high as possible. Do one set of 20 for each leg.

Leg Exercise 5

Lift one foot off the ground. With your toes, draw a figure eight in the air. Repeat with the other leg. Do one set of 10 for each leg.

Leg Exercise 6

While bearing weight on the toes of one foot, bear weight on the heels of the other foot. Alternate the position of the feet. Do one set of 20 for each foot.

Lying Position Leg Exercises

Leg Exercise 7

While lying on your back, place your hands near the lower back for support. Raise both legs in the air and alternate legs in a scissor-like motion. Do one set of 10-15 for both legs.

Leg Exercise 8

While lying on your back, place your hands near the lower back for support. Cycle your legs in the air in a short circular motion for 30 seconds. Repeat this exercise as tolerated.

Leg Exercise 9

While lying on your back, place your hands near the lower back for support. With the knee slightly bent, raise and lower your leg. Repeat with the other leg. Do one set of 10 for each leg.

Leg Exercise 10

While lying on your back, raise one or both of your legs into the air and rotate your feet in opposite directions. Do one set of 20 for each leg.

Phew!

Just looking at those pictures make my legs feel more energized. These exercises are good for just about anywhere: at the office, watching TV and even on the plane. (Just don't do the lying down ones on the plane.)

Happy exercising and be sure to email us, support@legsmart.com, if you have any questions, comments or embarrassing stories about how you couldn't hold your balance on #5.


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