Exercise: A Guide from the National Institute On Aging

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Hip Flexion
Illustration of the Hip Flexion exercise Strengthens thigh and hip muscles. Use ankle weights, if you are ready.

  1. Stand straight to the side or behind a chair or table, holding on for balance.
  2. Slowly bend one knee toward chest, without bending waist or hips.
  3. Hold position for 1 second.
  4. Slowly lower leg all the way down. Pause.
  5. Repeat with other leg.
  6. Alternate legs until you have done 8 to 15 repetitions with each leg.
  7. Rest; then do another set of 8 to 15 alternating repetitions.