This exercise is a great way to strengthen your ankles, so if you’re prone to slipping on the ice or rolling your ankle, this is the one for you! Plus, you might not know it, but when your ankle muscles are tight, it can lead to knee, back, and neck pain. To do this exercise, you’ll want to sit down on a chair. Lift one leg out and move your foot in a circular motion to the right. After a few reps, reverse the circle. Repeat for the other leg.
You’ll need a resistance band for this exercise. If you don’t already have one, it is well worth the investment! These gentle exercises are perfect for strengthening weak, tired, and stiff muscles. So go ahead and grab a resistance band and try this exercise! Wrap one end of the band around a sturdy piece of furniture, and then put the other end around your right foot. Bend your left leg so it supports the ankle of your right foot. Then slowly pull up on the band. Do 15 reps and then switch to the left foot.