We hope September has been off to a great start for everyone! Last month’s post highlighted several quick and easy lower body exercises that you can incorporate into your exercise routine. In case you missed it, you can read it here.
For today’s post, we’ll be sharing additional exercises that specifically target the lower body. Try adding these into your exercise routine for a revamped workout!
The Lower Body 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
Now that September is officially here, many of us are gearing up for the upcoming football season. Are you planning on hosting weekly game day gatherings to cheer on your favorite team? If so, consider incorporating healthier versions of your favorite game day snacks! These are not only tasty, but easy-to-make as well! There are several varieties of apples available throughout the fall months. One creative way to incorporate them into your game day party is by baking homemade apple chips. You can also 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. An easy way to enjoy cauliflower is by oven-roasting florets and seasoning them with your favorite spices and Parmesan cheese!
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.