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Exercises to boost ankle strength.

Use a resistance band, towel, or other material to do these exercises. Repeat each one 10 times, and do three sets of 10 daily, with each foot.

1. Sit on a chair with your back straight, keeping your left foot on the floor. Wrap the band around the ball of your right foot. Point your toes toward the floor; slowly return to the starting position.

2. Wrap the band around the top of your right foot and secure the other end around a sturdy object. Pull your foot up toward your body; slowly return to the starting position.

3. Keep the band secured and turn your right foot inward, as if you want to look at the sole.

4. Keep the band secured and turn your right foot outward, again as if to look at the outside ankle.

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Title Annotation:FITNESS
Publication:Focus on Healthy Aging
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Date:Jul 1, 2013
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