We hope September has been off to a great start for everyone! Last month on the blog, we highlighted several quick and easy exercises that you can incorporate into your exercise routine, and in case you missed it, you can view them here . For today’s post, we’ll be sharing additional exercises, specifically targeting the lower body, that can also be included in your exercise routine as well.
The exercises demonstrated within the video include:
- Lower Leg Stretch with a Thera-Band
- Heel Raises with and without Weights
- Farmer’s Walk on Toes
- Pivoting Curtsy Lunge
- Dumbbell Split Jumps
With the month of September now officially here, many of us are gearing up for the upcoming football season, which may include weekly game day gatherings to cheer on your favorite team! There are many ways to incorporate healthier versions of your favorite game day snacks for you and your guests that are not only tasty but easy-to-make as well. There are several varieties of apples available throughout the fall months and one creative way to incorporate them into your game day party is by baking homemade apple chips. You can even bake homemade chips using sweet potatoes, another in-season produce option! Another idea to consider is baking sliced zucchini topped with tomato sauce and a sprinkle of cheese to serve as mini ‘pizza’ bites. Lastly, cauliflower is highly versatile and can be another great option to incorporate when planning your menu. One way to enjoy cauliflower is by roasting cauliflower florets in the oven and seasoning with your favorite spices and Parmesan cheese to serve as a game time snack!
Make sure you watch the PTtip video to learn how to properly perform the above exercises, and if you have any questions or would like to make an appointment with one of our physical therapists, give us a call today at 1-855-PT-FIRST!
*As a reminder, always discuss any questions or concerns with your physician regarding your own health and dietary needs, as the information written should not replace any medical advice.