Toe Stands

If a walk in the park no longer seems easy or enjoyable, the "toe stand" exercise is for you! A good way to strengthen your calves and ankles and restore stability and balance, it will help make that stroll in the park fun and relaxing.

  • Near a counter or sturdy chair, stand with feet shoulder-width apart. Use the chair or counter for balance.
  • To a count of four, slowly push up as far as you can, onto the balls of your feet and hold for two to four seconds.
  • Then, to a count of four, slowly lower your heels back to the floor.
  • Repeat 10 times for one set. Rest for one to two minutes. Then complete a second set of 10 repetitions.

Make sure you:

  • Don't lean on the counter or chair—use them for balance only.
  • Breathe regularly throughout the exercise.



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