4 Tips for Maintaining Health and Ageing Gracefully” by Sammy Spiegel
Physical therapist Sammy Spiegel has shared her tips for maintaining health and ageing “gracefully”. In a recent TikTok video, Spiegel outlined four simple but important actions that should be done daily.
The first action is to be able to stand on one leg for 10 seconds. This is a great way to strengthen leg muscles, which can become weaker with age.
The second action is to be able to get up from a chair without using one’s hands. Spiegel suggests that every time you get up from a chair, you should do it without using your hands to do squats.
The third action is to be able to get up off the floor. Spiegel advises that if you can do this, you should do it every single day for the rest of your life. This will help ensure that you have the muscles to do it for the rest of your life.
Finally, Spiegel suggests that you should be able to lay flat on your stomach without feeling back pain. If this is not possible, then there is some stretching to do.
By following these four tips, it is possible to age gracefully and stay healthy.
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