Lateral Toe Tap Exercise: Part 78, Fitness for Older Adults

Lateral Toe Tap Exercise: Part 78, Fitness for Older Adults

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Happy Wellness Wednesday! Today, Episcopal Retirement Services Wellness Director Chloe Hough shows us a lateral toe tap exercise.

Lateral toe taps help maintain and improve strength in the hip muscles. This also is one of many exercises and activities seniors can do to boost their balance.

You will need a stair step or a small box, such as one that holds shoes or cereal. Don't worry: The box doesn't need to be sturdy because you'll just be tapping your foot on it, not putting any weight onto it. Give it a try, and see what you think! Click here to see more exercise demonstrations.

 
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Kristin Davenport
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January 11, 2023
Kristin Davenport is the Director of Communications for Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS). Kristin leads ERS’s efforts to share stories that delight and inspire through social media, online content, annual reports, magazines, newsletters, public relations, and events. Kristin earned her BFA in graphic design from Wittenberg University. She joined ERS in 2014 after a 25-year career as a visual journalist and creative director with American City Business Journals. Her role at ERS has ignited her passion for making Cincinnati a dementia-inclusive city, and she spends time with residents as a SAIDO® Learning lead supporter. Kristin is the executive producer and co-host of the Linkage Podcast for ERS. Kristin and her husband Alex live in Lebanon, Ohio, with their two daughters. She also serves as a Trustee and the President of the Lebanon Food Pantry and is a board member for ArtScape Lebanon, where she teaches painting and has an art studio, Indium Art.

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